b) nonerosive, seronegative inflammatory polyarthritis, c) nasal chondritis
, d) ocular inflammation, e) chondritis
of respiratory system, and 0 audiovestibular damage.
While it is believed that the use of egg crate is a cost effective, simple method to decrease cervical spine flexion, prevent chondritis
and prevent pressure sores of the occiput, there has been little research done to justify this practice.
Intranasal manifestations include thick mucosal crusts, septal perforation, and chondritis
resulting in saddle deformity.
This pressure leads to impaired tracheal mucosal capillary perfusion, mucosal ischemia, tracheal chondritis
, and, finally, fibrosis and progressive stenosis.
Ear-piercing techniques as a cause of auricular chondritis
Other clinical features of RP, such as nonerosive arthritis, ocular inflammation, and nasal chondritis
, were not confirmed, whereas the patient fulfilled the McAdam-Damiani-Levine criteria for the diagnosis of RP [6,7], according to the presence of one of McAdam's signs (auricular chondritis
) with positive histological confirmation.
1) In 1959, Meltzer and Kelemen described pseudomonal chondritis
and osteomyelitis of the external auditory canal and temporal bone.
Auricular ossification has also been associated with inflammatory conditions such as chondritis
, perichondritis, and syphilitic perichondritis, as well as with neoplasms such as nevi of the face, pilomatrixoma, and chondroid syringoma.
1,21) Special attention should be given to covering all exposed cartilage with mucosa to prevent the formation of granulation tissue and the development of chondritis
Regardless of age, patients with relapsing polychondritis (systemic chondromalacia or polychondropathy) have at least one of eight progressively degenerative changes: (1) recurrent bilateral auricular chondritis
, (2) inflammatory polyarthritis, (3) nasal chondritis
, (4) ocular inflammation, (5) tracheal chondritis
, (6) laryngeal chondritis
, (7) cochlear damage, and (8) vestibular damage.
4%) required permanent tracheostomy because of chronic laryngeal fibrosis, edema, or chondritis
12] We also took steps to prevent chondritis
by prescribing prophylactic, intravenous, broad-spectrum, triple-antibiotic therapy.