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Diseases » Auricle diseases » Glossary

Glossary for Auricle diseases

  • Cauliflower ear: Ear deformity from ear trauma; common in boxers
  • Cellulitis: Inflammation of skin or subcutaneous tissues.
  • Chondritis: Inflammation of the cartilage of the joint
  • Cutaneous leishmaniasis: A rare infectious disease caused by any of a number of parasitic Leishmania species which is transmitted through the bite of an infected sandfly. Infection can cause any of three different manifestations: cutaneous leishmaniasis, mucosal leishmaniasis and visceral leishmaniasis. Cutaneous leishmaniasis tends to be limited to skin lesions that can take weeks or years to heal, often leaving a scar.
  • Perichondritis: Inflammation of the tissue surrounding the ear cartilage. The inflammation can result from such things as trauma, burns, piercings and chronic ear infections. Prompt treatment is needed to prevent deformity of the ears.
  • Relapsing Polychondritis: A chronic disease that affects multiple joints resulting in inflammation and degeneration
  • Skin Cancer: Cancer of the skin; the most common type of cancer.


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