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Relapsing polychondritis: A rare cause of sudden severe sensorineural hearing loss

Asha'ari, Zamzil Amin and Razali, Mohd. Sayuti and Yusof, Rosnida Azura (2013) Relapsing polychondritis: A rare cause of sudden severe sensorineural hearing loss. Brunei International Medical Journal, 9 (3). pp. 185-190. ISSN 2079-3146 (O), 1560-5876 (P)

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Abstract

Relapsing polychondritis (RP) is a very rare diseas e, and the symptoms can be vague. This case report serves as a reminder to take RP into consideration in patients with sudden hearing loss, with concur� rent features of recurrent cartilaginous inflammati on. A young lady presented with recurrent eye in� flammation for two years and sought treatments from various general practitioners and ophthalmolo� gists. Each attack was successfully controlled with a short course of oral or topical steroids. She la ter developed sudden onset aural perichondritis and sev ere bilateral sensorineural hearing loss and a diag nosis of RP was made after clinical and laboratory assessments. Delay in the diagnosis and treatment has led to permanent hearing loss in this patient.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5556/31254
Subjects: R Medicine > RF Otorhinolaryngology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Depositing User: Dr ZAMZIL AMIN ASHA'ARI
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2013 09:06
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2013 09:06
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/31254

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