Relapsing polychondritis: two cases with tracheal stenosis and inner ear involvement

L J Clark, R A Wakeel, Anthony Ormerod

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Relapsing polychondritis is a rare disease which often presents firstly to ear, nose and throat (ENT) departments. Its complications, respiratory, cardiovascular, renal and neurological are life-threatening; thus it is important to recognize the disease and its complications early. Treatment for relapsing polychondritis may have serious side-effects which should be taken into account when managing these patients. We report two young patients with relapsing polychondritis and their treatments; both had severe tracheal stenosis responding in one case to pharmacological and in the other to surgical intervention.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)841-844
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Laryngology & Otology
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 1992


  • Adolescent
  • Ear, Inner
  • Female
  • Hearing Loss, Sensorineural
  • Humans
  • Polychondritis, Relapsing
  • Tracheal Stenosis
  • Cartilage diseases
  • Relapsing polychondritis
  • Tracheal stenosis


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