Relapsing polychondritis

Case contributed by Liz Silverstone


Fixed inspiratory wheeze

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Female

Thickened cartilaginous portion of the trachea and major bronchi with marked narrowing.

Case Discussion

Stable on steroids and azathioprine.

Diagnosis of relapsing polychondritis is made by a combination of clinical features, lab results and histology of the auricular cartilage.

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