An Unusual Coexistence of Progressive Pseudorheumatoid Dysplasia and Relapsing Polychondritis
Gamze KILIÇ, Erkan KILIÇ, Özgür AKGÜL, Nimet ATAKUL, Salih ÖZGÖÇMEN
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Division of Rheumatology, Medical Faculty of Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey
Keywords: Polyarthritis, progressive pseudorheumatoid dysplasia, relapsing polychondritis
Progressive pseudorheumatoid dysplasia is a rare hereditary skeletal disease characterized by bone and cartilage dysplasia, progressive arthropathy without sign of systemic or synovial inflammation. Relapsing polychondritis (RP) is a rare autoimmune disease associated with inflammation in cartilaginous and other proteoglycan rich structures. An associated autoimmune and/or hematologic disorder is seen in over 30% of patients with RP. To our knowledge, coexistence of progressive pseudorheumatoid dysplasia and RP has not been previously reported. In this article, we describe an unusual case of coexisting progressive pseudorheumatoid dysplasia with RP. Physicians should be aware of this possible association.
The authors declared no conflicts of interest with respect to the authorship and/or publication of this article.
The authors received no financial support for the research and/or authorship of this article.