Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of relapsing polychondritis (RP) with ocular inflammation?

Updated: Dec 24, 2020
  • Author: Nicholas Compton, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Causes include the following:

  • Reactive arthritis (ie, conjunctivitis plus arthritis plus urethritis)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis, Behçet disease, enteropathic arthritis, or Still disease (ie, iritis or chorioretinitis plus arthritis)
  • Polyarteritis nodosa or granulomatosis with polyangiitis (ie, scleritis or episcleritis plus arthritis)
  • Sjögren syndrome (ie, keratoconjunctivitis sicca plus arthritis)
  • Cogan syndrome (ie, intersitial keratitis plus cochlear and vestibular damage)
  • Arteriosclerosis, syphilis, collagen vascular disease, herpes zoster, sickle cell disease, migraine, coagulation disorders (ie, ischemic optic neuropathy)

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