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Type: Journal article
Title: Successful treatment of aortic root dilatation in a patient with relapsing polychondritis
Author: Sharma, A.
Mittal, T.
Kumar, S.
Law, A.
Wanchu, A.
Mahajan, R.
Bambery, P.
Singh, S.
Citation: Clinical Rheumatology, 2013; 32(1 Suppl.):59-61
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Issue Date: 2013
ISSN: 0770-3198
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Aman Sharma, Tarun Mittal, Susheel Kumar, Arjun Datt Law, Ajay Wanchu, Rajiv Mahajan, Pradeep Bambery, Surjit Singh
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.
Keywords: Aortic insufficiency; Cardiac involvement; Immunosupression; Relapsing polychondritis
Description: Case Report
Rights: © Clinical Rheumatology 2010
RMID: 0030024330
DOI: 10.1007/s10067-010-1450-2
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