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polychondritis

 [pol″e-kon-dri´tis]
inflammation of many cartilages of the body.
chronic atrophic polychondritis (polychondritis chro´nica atro´phicans) (relapsing polychondritis) an acquired disease of unknown origin, chiefly involving various cartilages and showing both chronicity and a tendency to recurrence; it is marked by inflammatory and degenerative lesions of various cartilaginous structures.

pol·y·chon·dri·tis

(pol'ē-kon-drī'tis),
Inflammation of cartilage.
[poly- + G. chondros, cartilage, + -itis, inflammation]

polychondritis

/poly·chon·dri·tis/ (-kon-dri´tis) inflammation of many cartilages of the body.
chronic atrophic polychondritis , polychondritis chro´nica atro´phicans relapsing p.
relapsing polychondritis  an acquired idiopathic chronic disease with a tendency to recurrence, marked by inflammatory and degenerative lesions of various cartilaginous structures.

polychondritis

[pol′ēkon·drī′tis]
Etymology: Gk, polys, many + chondros, cartilage + -itis, inflammation
inflammation involving many cartilages of the body.

pol·y·chon·dri·tis

(pol'ē-kon-drī'tis)
A widespread disease of cartilage.
[poly- + G. chondros, cartilage, + -itis, inflammation]

polychondritis

inflammation of many cartilages of the body.

relapsing polychondritis
affected cats have a history of swollen, painful ears which eventually become deformed; most cats are infected with feline leukemia or feline immunodeficiency viruses.
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Daniel, from Trem y Castell in Bridgend, suffered from relapsing polychondritis, which affects one in five million people.
Relapsing polychondritis (RP) is a rare autoimmune and inflammatory disease, particularly characterized by recurrent inflammation of the hyaline cartilage.
Relapsing polychondritis (RP) is a rare episodic and progressive inflammatory disease of cartilaginous and proteoglycan rich structures.
When the lesions are present on the ear or nose, as in the case of this patient, relapsing polychondritis also may be considered.
During the previous 5 years, he had received multiple immunomodulatory drugs for treatment of natural killer cell deficiency, hyper-IL-6 syndrome, recurrent polychondritis, and Sweet syndrome.
Relapsing polychondritis (RP) is an immune-mediated condition involving cartilaginous structures and other tissues throughout the body.
The study exclusion criteria were as follows: (1) The presence of a benign tumor; (2) noncicatricial hyperplasia, such as relapsing polychondritis or amyloidosis; (3) patients with severe airway stenosis or an occlusion unsuitable for interventional therapy.
prolonged endotracheal intubation and tracheotomy), systemic (granulomatosis with polyangiitis, relapsing polychondritis, and sarcoidosis), neoplastic (benign or malignant disease), infectious (diphtheria, syphilis, and tuberculosis), and idiopathic; it has also been associated with laryngopharyngeal reflux disease.
Some of the cases he talked about included relapsing polychondritis, uvitis, and Behcet disease.
Relapsing polychondritis (RP) is a rare autoimmune disease that leads to recurrent inflammatory episodes within cartilage.
1) and pain across the bridge of the nose, and was diagnosed with relapsing polychondritis.