The involvement of vocal cords in rheumatoid arthritis: A clinical case

Meryem Eddaoudi*, Samira Rostom, Bouchra Amine, Rachid Bahiri

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Rheumatoid arthritis rarely involves the cricoarytenoid joint, symptoms of varying severity ranging from foreign body sensation, fullness or tension in the throat, hoarseness, odynophagia, speech or cough pain to stridor and respiratory distress during bilateral paralysis of the vocal cords. We are reporting a case of rheumatoid arthritis with bilateral involvement of the vocal cords. The diagnosis was clinically made and confirmed by endolaryngoscopy, responding to antirheumatic treatment but coming to the stage of permanent tracheotomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number102
JournalPan African Medical Journal
StatePublished - 2019

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  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Tracheotomy
  • Vocal cords inflammation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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