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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The terms "Relapsing polychondritis" returned 114 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Destructive chronic arthritis revealing a relapsing polychondritis].
 

Author(s): Faten Frikha, Zouhir Bahloul

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Last Updated: 14 Jul 2014

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Unsuspected cardiovascular involvement in relapsing polychondritis: a case of aortitis with critical coronary artery stenosis secondary to relapsing polychondritis.
 

Author(s): Gavin Sugrue, Laura Durcan, Leann Bell, Ferdia Bolster, Suzanne Donnelly, Eoin Kavanagh

Journal: Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2014 Mar;7(2):409-11.

 

Last Updated: 19 Mar 2014

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3-D printouts of the tracheobronchial tree generated from CT images as an aid to management in a case of tracheobronchial chondromalacia caused by relapsing polychondritis.
 

Author(s): Matthew David Tam, Stephen David Laycock, David Jayne, Judith Babar, Brendon Noble

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This report concerns a 67 year old male patient with known advanced relapsing polychondritis complicated by tracheobronchial chondromalacia who is increasingly symptomatic and therapeutic options such as tracheostomy and stenting procedures are being considered. The DICOM files from ...

Last Updated: 14 Jan 2014

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The terms "Relapsing polychondritis" returned 5 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[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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Cholestasis as the initial presentation of relapsing polychondritis.
 

Author(s): Maria da Graça Ferronato, Leonardo Jönck Staub, Renata Cristina Teixeira Pinto Viana, Lígia da Rosa, Maria Beatriz Cacese Shiozawa, Janaína L Narciso-Schiavon, Esther Buzaglo Dantas-Correa, Leonardo de Lucca Schiavon

Journal: Ann Hepatol. ;10(4):565-7.

 

Relapsing polychondritis is an immune-mediated disease associated with inflammation in cartilaginous structures and other tissues throughout the body, particularly the ears, nose, eyes, joints, and respiratory tract. Although association with other conditions is seen in about one-third ...

Last Updated: 13 Sep 2011

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[Manifestations mimicking relapsing polychondritis in a patient with microscopic polyangiitis].
 

Author(s): Hiroe Ogawa, Eiko Nishi, Hideto Kameda, Koichi Amano, Tsutomu Takeuchi

Journal: Nihon Rinsho Meneki Gakkai Kaishi. 2005 Apr;28(2):104-8.

 

Microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) is a systemic disorder characterized by inflammation of small vessels mainly affecting the kidneys and lungs. We describe a 72-year-old woman who developed multiple cartilage involvements as well as major manifestations of MPA. The left ear biopsy demonstrated ...

Last Updated: 2 May 2005

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