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2015 Persian Gulf Criteria for Early Diagnosis of Relapsing Polychondritis
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Volume 3, 2015
Issue 5 (October)
Pages: 166-168   |   Vol. 3, No. 5, October 2015   |   Follow on         
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Iraj Salehi-Abari, Rheumatology Research Center, Amir Alam Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Relapsing polychondritis (RPC) is a systemic autoimmune disease with unknown etiology but genetic background, involving chondral structures and tissues consisting collagens. This disorder is presenting as auricular chondritis (bilateral or unilateral), nasal chondritis, main airway chondritis, oligo/polyarthritis, eye inflammation and cochlear/vestibular dysfunction along with many other organs involvement, including heart, kidney, skin, gastrointestinal tract and etc. Nowadays, McAdam’s criteria are used for the diagnosis of RPC. The author wants to show that it may have its own defects for early diagnosis of RPC and in some cases it doesn’t have accuracy for diagnosis. So the author decided to introduce 2015 Persian Gulf Criteria for early/accurate diagnosis of RPC.
Relapsing Polychondritis, McAdam’s Criteria, Persian Gulf Criteria
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