Relapsing polychondritis or ANCA-negative Wegener’s granulomatosis?

Weekitt Kittisupamongkol and Wanla Kulwichit
Med J Aust 2007; 187 (8): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2007.tb01376.x
Published online: 15 October 2007

To the Editor: In their recent Snapshot, Sharma and colleagues reported an interesting case of a woman presenting with prolonged fever and inflammation of external ears, nose, and throat.1 On the basis of negative antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCAs), a diagnosis of relapsing polychondritis was made and the possibility of Wegener’s granulomatosis “ruled out”. Corticosteroid and azathioprine were given to the patient accordingly.

  • Weekitt Kittisupamongkol1
  • Wanla Kulwichit2

  • 1 Surin Hospital, Surin, Thailand.
  • 2 Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.



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