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Title: Een patiënt met rode oortjes
Author(s): VAN DER HILST J, MESSIAEN P
Journal: Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Volume: 71 Issue: 6 Date: 2015
A patient with red ears
A 55-year-old patient was referred to the internist-infectious disease specialist because of a presumptive diagnosis of a chronic auricle infection. However, as the patient had bilateral swelling of the ears without earlobe involvement and manifested a rapid clinical response to corticosteroids, a diagnosis of relapsing polychondritis was set. The clinical presentation, diagnostic procedures, and treatment of this illness are discussed.