Multimodal Imaging Report of Crystalline Keratopathy in Relapsing Polychondritis
Conclusion: A central keratopathy is not typically reported in patients with RP. In this case report, we describe a unique diffuse bilateral nummular mid-stromal crystalline keratitis that extends into the central cornea and further define it using multimodal imaging.
Authors: Canllavi E, Alonso M, Fernandez M, Gutiérrez E, Morales E PMID: 31351698 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Publication date: Available online 16 July 2019Source: Autoimmunity ReviewsAuthor(s): Nina de Montmollin, Daniel Dusser, Christine Lorut, Jérémie Dion, Nathalie Costedoat-Chalumeau, Luc Mouthon, Guillaume Chassagnon, Marie-Pierre Revel, Xavier PuéchalAbstractRecent studies show that relapsing polychondritis patients with tracheobronchial involvement are distinct from others in terms of clinical characteristics, therapeutic management, and disease evolution. Tracheobronchial involvement affects 20 to 50% of patients and may reveal the disease. It should be sought at the time of diagnosis and at each fol...
Ankylosing spondylitis, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and relapsing polychondritis are immune-mediated inflammatory diseases with variable involvement of lungs, heart and the chest wall. Ankylosing spondylitis is associated with anterior chest wall pain, restrictive lung disease, obstructive sleep apnea, apical fibrosis, spontaneous pneumothorax, abnormalities of cardiac valves and conduction system, and aortitis. Patients with IBD can develop necrobiotic lung nodules that can be misdiagnosed as malignancy or infection. Relapsing polychondritis involves large airways in at least half of the patients. Relapsing polychon...
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Publication date: Available online 24 June 2019Source: Revista Española de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen Molecular (English Edition)Author(s): Yanggang Liu, Yuxiao Xia, Yue Chen, Liang Cai
In this study, we retrospectively analyzed data of a group FUO/IUO patients that suspected of PMR, aiming to analyze the imaging features of PMR in FDG PET/CT and evaluate the clinical value of FDG PET/CT in differential diagnosis of PMR. Materials and Methods: From January 2014 to June 2018, among the patients who underwent PET/CT examination because of FUO/IUO, 26 patients were suspected of PMR due to shoulder joint pain and stiffness, increased serum inflammatory factors and age over 50 years old. Clinical and imaging data of these 26 patients were retrospectively analyzed. Final diagnoses were made by board-certified r...