Relapsing Polychondritis Following Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis: A Rare Coincidence or an Intrinsic Risk?Hua Li1, Bin Liu1*, Wen Zhang2, Yuan Yao1, Liqing Wang1, Miaomiao Xin1 and Lei Zhao1
- *Corresponding Author:
- Liu B
Department of Rheumatology and Immunology
The Affiliated Hospital of Medical College Qingdao University
No.16 Jiang Su Lu
Shi Nan District, Qingdao city
Shandong Province, 266003, China
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: April 23, 2014; Accepted date: May 28, 2014; Published date: June 02, 2014
Citation: Li H, Liu B, Zhang W, Yao Y, Wang L, et al. (2014) Relapsing Polychondritis Following Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis: A Rare Coincidence or an Intrinsic Risk?. J Diabetes Metab 5:380. doi: 10.4172/2155-6156.1000380
Copyright: © 2014 Li H, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC) is a rare chronic cholestatic liver disease characterized by inflammation and fibrosis of the bile ducts, resulting in end-stage liver disease. It may coexist with other autoimmune diseases.Relapsing Polychondritis (RP) is an uncommon and severe disease which may lead to destruction of elastic cartilages. A case of RP associated with PSC is presented. Although the occurrence of these diseases together could be coincidental, an association seems immunologically plausible.