Successful treatment of aortic root dilatation in a patient with relapsing polychondritis

Aman Sharma, Tarun Mittal, Susheel Kumar, Arjun Datt Law, Ajay Wanchu, Rajiv Mahajan, Pradeep Bambery, Surjit Singh

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Abstract

Cardiovascular involvement occurring in 20-30% patients is the second most common cause of mortality in patients with relapsing polychondritis. Aortic insufficiency occurs as a result of aortic root dilatation rather than primary valvular involvement. We are reporting a patient of relapsing polychondritis with aortic root dilatation, in whom institution of early and aggressive therapy successfully prevented the progression of aortic insufficiency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)59-61
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Rheumatology
Volume32
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Aortic insufficiency
  • Cardiac involvement
  • Immunosupression
  • Relapsing polychondritis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology

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