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

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

  • Septic meningitis (fungal, bacterial, mycobacterial)
  • Aseptic meningitis unrelated to relapsing polychondritis, ie, viral
  • Ménière disease
  • Temporal arteritis
  • Malignancy
  • Drug toxicity
  • Encephalitis or meningoencephalitis
  • Other causes of cerebral vasculitis
  • Other causes of seizure disorder
  • Leprosy

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