polychondritis


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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]

pol·y·chon·dri·tis

(pol'ē-kon-drī'tis)
A widespread disease of cartilage.
[poly- + G. chondros, cartilage, + -itis, inflammation]
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A red and tender ear can raise a differential diagnosis that includes erysipelas, relapsing polychondritis, and auricular perichondritis.
The patient and control cohorts were selected by 1:1 matching according to the following baseline variables: age; sex; comorbidities including hypertension (ICD-9-CM 401-405), diabetes mellitus (DM) (ICD-9-CM 250), hyperlipidemia (ICD-9-CM 272.0-272.4), Behcet's disease (ICD-9-CM 136.1), giant cell arteritis (ICD-9-CM 446.5), RA and other inflammatory polyarthropathies (ICD-9-CM 714), relapsing polychondritis (ICD-9-CM 733.99), and Takayasu's arteritis (ICD-9-CM 446.7); chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (ICD-9-CM 490-496); and medication history including use of a [sz]-blocker, calcium channel blocker, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor, angiotensin receptor blocker, diuretic, steroid, or other immunosuppressant drug.
Tracheitis may occur as an idiopathic entity or secondary to several distinct disease processes, including infection, malignancy, and systemic autoimmune or inflammatory diseases such as amyloidosis, inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), and relapsing polychondritis (RP).
in hw sions on the Rive Thb The team members were raising money for three charities: Relapsing Polychondritis UK, Alzheimers UK, and Motor Neurone Disease Association.
Daniel, from Trem y Castell in Bridgend, suffered from relapsing polychondritis, which affects one in five million people.
Brajpuriya, "Leprosy with atypical skin lesions masquerading as relapsing polychondritis," Case Reports in Infectious Diseases, vol.
Abbreviations RP: Relapsing polychondritis MRI: Magnetic resonance imaging ED: Emergency department VP: Ventriculoperitoneal.
Relapsing polychondritis (RP) is classified as a rare disease by the National Organization for Rare Disorders, with an incidence of 3.5 per 1,000,000 and has a paucity of research elucidating a clear etiology [1].
and Girasoli et al., can be found in patients with Wegener's granulomatosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, Cogan's syndrome, relapsing polychondritis, polyarteritis nodosa, Sjogren's syndrome, myasthenia gravis, Behcet's disease, Takayasu's arteritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and other autoimmune conditions.
Relapsing polychondritis (RP) is a rare autoimmune and inflammatory disease, particularly characterized by recurrent inflammation of the hyaline cartilage.
Ocular inflammation is a symptom commonly found in various systemic inflammatory diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, Sjogren's syndrome, polyarteritis nodosa, primary antiphospholipid syndrome, KD, and relapsing polychondritis [21].
Relapsing polychondritis (RP) is a rare episodic and progressive inflammatory disease of cartilaginous and proteoglycan rich structures.