Endobronchial stenting for respiratory complications in relapsing polychondritis

Ossama Abbas, Mirna Fares, Ghassan Jamaleddine, Thurayya Arayssi, Zahi Touma, Pierre Bou Khalil

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Abstract

Relapsing polychondritis is characterized by recurrent inflammation and destruction of the cartilage and connective tissue. Respiratory complications are frequently severe during the course of the disease and usually signal a poor prognosis. We report a case of a 47-year-old man with known relapsing polychondritis who presented with bilateral narrowing of the airways complicated by refractory cavitary Pseudomonas aeruginosa pneumonia. Despite an aggressive antibiotic regimen, the patient's pneumonia did not improve until bronchial stenting 4 months later.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-273
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Rheumatology
Volume26
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Relapsing Polychondritis
Pneumonia
Connective Tissue
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Cartilage
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Inflammation

Keywords

  • Endobronchial stenting
  • Pneumonia
  • Relapsing polychondritis

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  • Rheumatology

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Endobronchial stenting for respiratory complications in relapsing polychondritis. / Abbas, Ossama; Fares, Mirna; Jamaleddine, Ghassan; Arayssi, Thurayya; Touma, Zahi; Khalil, Pierre Bou.

In: Clinical Rheumatology, Vol. 26, No. 2, 02.2007, p. 271-273.

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Abbas, Ossama ; Fares, Mirna ; Jamaleddine, Ghassan ; Arayssi, Thurayya ; Touma, Zahi ; Khalil, Pierre Bou. / Endobronchial stenting for respiratory complications in relapsing polychondritis. In: Clinical Rheumatology. 2007 ; Vol. 26, No. 2. pp. 271-273.
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