Relapsing Polychondritis in a Nine-Year-Old Child Presenting with Subglottic Stenosis


KUT A., ÇAKIR E. , MIDYAT L.

PEDIATRIC ALLERGY IMMUNOLOGY AND PULMONOLOGY, vol.25, no.1, pp.38-40, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1089/ped.2011.0129
  • Title of Journal : PEDIATRIC ALLERGY IMMUNOLOGY AND PULMONOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.38-40

Abstract

Relapsing polychondritis (RP) is a rare multisystem disorder characterized by inflammation and destruction of cartilaginous tissue. Atypical initial symptoms and signs may cause difficulties in the diagnosis of RP for pediatricians. In this article, we report a 9-year-old male who presented with stridor and hoarseness indicating upper respiratory tract involvement in the setting of chronic polyarthralgia. Flexible bronchoscopy revealed subglottic stenosis. Increasing awareness of early respiratory manifestations of RP will prevent life-threatening complications.