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Relapsing Polychondritis

Relapsing Polychondritis: Introduction

Relapsing Polychondritis: A chronic disease that affects multiple joints resulting in inflammation and degeneration. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Relapsing Polychondritis is available below.

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Relapsing Polychondritis: Complications

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Causes of Relapsing Polychondritis

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Definitions of Relapsing Polychondritis:

An acquired disease of unknown etiology, chronic course, and tendency to recur. It is characterized by inflammation and degeneration of cartilage and can result in deformities such as floppy ear and saddle nose. Loss of cartilage in the respiratory tract can lead to respiratory obstruction. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Relapsing Polychondritis as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

 

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