Relapsing polychondritis

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Relapsing polychondritis

Relapsing polychondritis is a condition that affects connective tissue, particularly cartilage. Cartilage is a tough but flexible tissue that covers the ends of your bones at a joint, and gives shape and support to other parts of your body. Early symptoms of relapsing polychondritis may include irritation, redness, and swelling (inflammation) of the ears, nose, and/or eye. A person may experience arthritis involving multiple joints as well.  Relapsing polychondritis may affect the inner ear, heart, and skin and can cause sensorineural deafness, vertigo, aortic valve regurgitation, mitral valve regurgitation, and aneurysms.

 

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Relapsing Polychondritis Awareness and Support Foundation

Advocating increased Awareness and Support for persons affected by Relapsing Polychondritis. The Relapsing Polychondritis Awareness and Support Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and advocating research, providing patient and family assistance and educating the general public and medical communities an increased awareness and support of Relapsing Polychondritis.

Last Updated: 19 May 2015

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Relapsing Polychondritis Awareness and Support Foundation

Advocating increased Awareness and Support for persons affected by Relapsing Polychondritis. The Relapsing Polychondritis Awareness and Support Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and advocating research, providing patient and family assistance and educating the general public and medical communities an increased awareness and support of Relapsing Polychondritis.

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Last Updated: 19 May 2015

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Relapsing polychondritis" returned 147 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Relapsing polychondritis diagnosed by PET-CT].
 

Author(s): Paola Orausclio, Romina Trotta, Agustina Agnetti, Mariano Volpacchio

Journal: Medicina (B Aires). 2016 ;76(2):104.

 

Last Updated: 4 May 2016

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Porcelain ears in relapsing polychondritis.
 

Author(s): Iona Thorne, Ali S Jawad

Journal: Rheumatology (Oxford). 2016 Feb;55(2):220.

 

Last Updated: 14 Jan 2016

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Cardiac involvement in relapsing polychondritis in Japan.
 

Author(s): Jun Shimizu, Hiroshi Oka, Yoshihisa Yamano, Kazuo Yudoh, Noboru Suzuki

Journal: Rheumatology (Oxford). 2016 Mar;55(3):583-4.

 

Last Updated: 10 Feb 2016

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The terms "Relapsing polychondritis" returned 9 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Relapsing polychondritis with encephalitis: a case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Mizuho Nara, Atsushi Komatsuda, Masaru Togashi, Hideki Wakui

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2015 ;54(2):231-4.

 

We herein report the case of a 39-year-old man who developed bilateral auricular chondritis, conjunctivitis, and central neurological symptoms. He was diagnosed with encephalitis associated with relapsing polychondritis (RP) based on the findings of an ear cartilage biopsy, cerebrospinal ...

Last Updated: 6 Mar 2015

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Utility of fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography for early diagnosis and evaluation of disease activity of relapsing polychondritis: a case series and literature review.
 

Author(s): Hiroyuki Yamashita, Hiroyuki Takahashi, Kazuo Kubota, Yo Ueda, Takashi Ozaki, Hideki Yorifuji, Ei Bannai, Ryogo Minamimoto, Miyako Morooka, Yoko Miyata, Momoko Okasaki, Yuko Takahashi, Hiroshi Kaneko, Toshikazu Kano, Akio Mimori

Journal: Rheumatology (Oxford). 2014 Aug;53(8):1482-90.

 

Relapsing polychondritis (RPC) is relatively rare and early diagnosis is difficult. We investigated the utility of fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)-PET/CT for the diagnosis of RPC and evaluation of disease activity.

Last Updated: 19 Jul 2014

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[Airway involvement in relapsing polychondritis].
 

Author(s): Naoto Azuma

Journal: Nihon Rinsho Meneki Gakkai Kaishi. 2012 ;35(3):157-67.

 

Relapsing Polychondritis (RP) is an uncommon, chronic, and potentially life-threatening multisystem disorder characterized by recurrent inflammatory episodes affecting the cartilaginous tissues of the external ears, nose, peripheral joints, larynx and tracheobronchial tree, sometimes ...

Last Updated: 13 Jul 2012

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