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Relapsing polychondritis: An uncommon cause of dementia
  1. Deniz Erten-Lyons (ertenlyo{at}ohsu.edu)
  1. Portland Veteran's Affairs Medical Center and Oregon Health & Science University, United States
    1. Barry Oken (oken{at}ohsu.edu)
    1. Oregon Health & Science University, United States
      1. Randall Woltjer (woltjerr{at}ohsu.edu)
      1. Oregon Health & Science University, United States
        1. Joseph Quinn (quinn{at}ohsu.edu)
        1. Portland Veteran's Affairs Medical Center and Oregon Health & Science University, United States

          Abstract

          Relapsing polychondritis (RP) is a rare disorder characterized by recurrent and progressive inflammation of cartilaginous structures. Nervous system involvement in RP has been described. We describe two cases of RP with subacute dementia.

          • dementia
          • encephalopathy
          • inflammatory meningoencephalitis
          • relapsing polychondritis

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