A Rare Cause of Hypopyon Anterior Uveitis: Relapsing Polychondritis
Nilüfer ZORLUTUNA KAYMAK1, Murat OKLAR1, Burak TANYILDIZ1, Mehmet Engin TEZCAN2, Şaban ŞİMŞEK1
1Department of Ophthalmology, Medical Health Sciences University, Kartal Dr. Lütfi Kırdar Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
2Department of Rheumatology, Medical Health Sciences University, Kartal Dr. Lütfi Kırdar Training And Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
Keywords: Hypopyon uveitis, ocular manifestations, relapsing polychondritis
Relapsing polychondritis (RP) is a rare multisystemic disease. It affects cartilage and proteoglycan-rich structures. Ocular findings are the most frequent systemic involvement of the disease. The most common ocular manifestations are episcleritis and scleritis. During the course of the disease, uveitis may also be seen. However, as far as we know, nongranulomatous anterior uveitis with hypopyon is an uncommon ocular finding. In this article, we report a 27-year-old male patient who presented with hypopyon anterior uveitis as a revealing manifestation of RP.