TABLE 1

Clinical features of patients with relapsing polychondritis

PatientSexAge yearsComorbiditiesBACNCRTCSPOIADResponse to corticosteroidsTBM proven
1M65T2DM, hypothyroid, psoriasisYYYNYNYY
2F70Memory lossNYYYNNYY
3F50T2DMYYYYNYYY
4F53Hypothyroid, fibromyalgia, HTN, Beh├žet's, obesityYYYYNNYY
5F76Previous TB, immunodeficiency, HTN, T2DM, OANNYYNYYY
6F74HTN, angina, AF, T2DM, antiphospholipid antibodiesYYYYNNYY
7F76EmphysemaNNYNNNYY
8F70HTN, obesity, acoustic neuroma, hyperlipidaemiaNNYYNNYY
9F78T2DM, obesity, MI, AF, CKD, dementia, asthmaYYYYNYYY
10M31Hypoadrenalism, bronchiectasisYYYYNNYY
11F52Obesity, COPD, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriasisYYNYNYYN
12M79Myelodysplasia, follicular lymphoma, osteoporosisYNYNYNYN
13M78T2DM, IHD, CKD, myositisNNYYNYYY

BAC: bilateral auricular chondritis; NC: nasal chondritis; RTC: respiratory tract chondritis; SP: seronegative polyarthritis; OI: ocular inflammation; AD: audiovestibular damage; TBM: tracheobronchomalacia; T2DM: type 2 diabetes mellitus; HTN: hypertension; TB: tuberculosis; OA: osteoarthritis; AF: atrial fibrillation; MI: myocardial infarction; CKD: chronic kidney disease; IHD: ischaemic heart disease.