Auricular Chondritis in a Postpartum Flare of SLE and APS
  • Elodie Ponce
    Internal Medicine, Hôpital Bretonneau, CHRU, Tours
  • Bertrand Lioger
    Internal Medicine, Hôpital Bretonneau, CHRU, Tours François Rabelais University, Tours
  • Yves Gruel
    Department of Haematology-Haemostasis, Hôpital Trousseau, CHRU, Tours
  • Jerome Potin
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hôpital Bretonneau, CHRU, Tours
  • Francois Maillot
    Internal Medicine, Hôpital Bretonneau, CHRU, Tours


Introduction: Auricular chondritis has been occasionally described in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and antiphospholipid syndrome (APS).

Materials and methods: We report the case of a woman with a previous history of APS who presented with auricular chondritis with onset of SLE symptoms during the postpartum period.

Conclusion: SLE and APS should be taken into consideration in the differential diagnosis of auricular chondritis.



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    Published: 2014-10-22
    Issue: Vol. 1 (2014) (view)

    How to cite:
    Ponce E, Lioger B, Gruel Y, Potin J, Maillot F. Auricular Chondritis in a Postpartum Flare of SLE and APS. EJCRIM 2014;1 doi:10.12890/2014_000078.