Facial Palsy as Presenting Feature of Relapsing Polychondritis in Association with Myelodysplastic Syndrome

Authors

  • Muhammad Abdur Rahim Department of Nephrology, BIRDEM, Dhaka
  • Pratik Dewan Department of Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, Square Hospitals Ltd, Dhaka
  • Hasna Fahmima Haque Department of Internal Medicine, BIRDEM, Dhaka
  • Tanvira Afroze Sultana Department of Haematology, BIRDEM, Dhaka
  • AKM Shaheen Ahmed Department of Internal Medicine, BIRDEM, Dhaka
  • Khwaja Nazim Uddin Department of Internal Medicine, BIRDEM, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jom.v16i2.25444

Keywords:

facial palsy, myelodysplastic syndrome, relapsing polychondritis

Abstract

Relapsing polychondritis (RP) is a rare systemic inflammatory disorder having predilection for cartilaginous structures specially ears, nose, joints and respiratory tract. Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) is an established association. Here we describe case history of a 60-year-old man who had episodic pain involving left external ear, throat and nose, hearing difficulty and lethargy for six months and right sided facial weakness of recent onset. He was anaemic, his left ear was distorted and there was right facial palsy. Investigations revealed him to be a case of RP in association with MDS. His pain and facial palsy improved with prednisolone.

J MEDICINE July 2015; 16 (2) : 124-127

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Muhammad Abdur Rahim, Department of Nephrology, BIRDEM, Dhaka



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Published

2015-11-05

How to Cite

Rahim, M. A., Dewan, P., Haque, H. F., Sultana, T. A., Ahmed, A. S., & Uddin, K. N. (2015). Facial Palsy as Presenting Feature of Relapsing Polychondritis in Association with Myelodysplastic Syndrome. Journal of Medicine, 16(2), 124–127. https://doi.org/10.3329/jom.v16i2.25444

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