Hypocomplementemic ear effusion in relapsing polychondritis

C. H. McKenna, H. S. Luthra, R. E. Jordon

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Abstract

In a case of relapsing polychondritis (man of 57) it was possible to aspirate a collection of subcutaneous fluid from the patient's involved ear. A determination of total hemolytic complement activity of this fluid was low, suggesting that activation of the complement system may have occurred in the course of the patient's disease and might be related to the pathogenesis of this disorder.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)495-497
Number of pages3
JournalMayo Clinic proceedings
Volume51
Issue number8
StatePublished - Dec 1 1976

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    McKenna, C. H., Luthra, H. S., & Jordon, R. E. (1976). Hypocomplementemic ear effusion in relapsing polychondritis. Mayo Clinic proceedings, 51(8), 495-497.