Bilateral Anterior Uveitis Revealing Relapsing Polychondritis


Hasanreisoglu M., Ozdemir H. B. , Yaylacioglu F., Ertop M., AKTAŞ Z.

TURK OFTALMOLOJI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, cilt.49, sa.2, ss.99-101, 2019 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 49 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4274/tjo.galenos.2018.28909
  • Dergi Adı: TURK OFTALMOLOJI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.99-101

Özet

Relapsing polychondritis is a potentially lethal bur rare systemic autoimmune disease. The major sire of inflammation is the connective tissue, usually involving the ears, nose, larynx, tracheobronchial tree, and cardiovascular system. Although scleritis and episcleritis are known to be the most probable ocular manifestation, it may also present with uveitis. We present the case of a 22-year-old young lady who initially referred with bilateral red and painful eyes caused by anterior uveitis. Her right ear was also red and painful, consistent with cartilaginous inflammation. She was diagnosed with relapsing polychondritis with bilateral anterior uveitis and chondritis of the ear in conjunction with the rheumatology department. Bilateral anterior uveitis should evaluated and monitored carefully in patients with relapsing polychondritis.