AbstractBackground:Relapsing polychondritis (RP) is a rare autoimmune disorder, and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) is accompanied by RP at variable rates. Herein, we report a case with RP and MDS who responded dramatically to 5-azacitidine for MDS.Case presentation:With conventional immunosuppressive treatment, our patient had several episodes of different side effects, including infections. With the diagnosis of MDS and initiation of azacitidine treatment, all the manifestations of RP disappeared, and remission was achieved for MDS. Although he had relapses of either RP or MDS after several years of azacitidine treatment, all relapses were controlled well with the initiation of azacitidine treatment every time.Conclusions:Azacitidine should be kept in mind as a treatment option for RP patients with MDS.
Drug Metabolism and Drug Interactions – de Gruyter
Published: Jun 27, 2018
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