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Uveitis with retinal occlusive vasculitis and sensorineural hypoacusia as first symptoms of relapsing polychondritis

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2012 Vol.30, N°1 ,Suppl.70
PI 0101, PF 0103
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PMID: 22410282 [PubMed]

Received: 05/10/2011
Accepted : 13/12/2011
In Press: 11/05/2012
Published: 11/05/2012


We herein describe an atypical case of relapsing polychondritis, presenting initially with isolated ocular signs characterised by uveitis and retinal occlusive vasculitis preceded by 10 years of auricular and laringothracheal chondritis. This case highlights the importance of considering connective tissue inflammatory conditions in any retinal vasculitis. A systemic enquiry is invaluable in order to avoid a delayed diagnosis and the subsequent associated complications and mortality.

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