Hypertrophic Pachymeningitis as an early manifestation of Re
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Relapsing polychondritis (RP) is an autoimmune disease that affects cartilaginous tissue and proteoglycan-rich structures causing chronic inflammation .Symptoms generally involve the eyes, elastic cartilaginous structures of the nose and ears, respiratory tract including the laryngeal and tracheal cartilage, or hyaline cartilage of joints.The central nervous system is also recognized as an episodic target of RP, resulting in cranial neuropathies, encephalitis, meningitis, and ischemic stroke . However, hypertrophic pachymeningitis (HP), which is an inflammatory disorder that causes focal and diffuse thickening of the dura mater, is uncommon in RP patients. Herein, we describe the case of a patient with RP who presented with HP as an early clinical manifestation of RP.

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