Relapsing polychondritis: Immunomicroscopic findings in cartilage of ear biopsy specimens

Rafael Valenzuela, Peter A. Cooperrider, Prema Gogate, Sharad D. Deodhar, Wilma F. Bergfeld

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Abstract

Two cases of relapsing polychondritis are reported. Direct immunofluorescence examination of ear biopsy specimens in both patients showed the presence of granular deposits of immunoglobulins and the C3 component of complement at the chondrofibrous junction. These findings suggest that immunomicroscopic examination of ear cartilage could be diagnostically useful in this disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-22
Number of pages4
JournalHuman pathology
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980

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  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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    Valenzuela, R., Cooperrider, P. A., Gogate, P., Deodhar, S. D., & Bergfeld, W. F. (1980). Relapsing polychondritis: Immunomicroscopic findings in cartilage of ear biopsy specimens. Human pathology, 11(1), 19-22. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0046-8177(80)80101-8