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Relapsing Polychondritis

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An acquired disease of unknown aetiology, chronic course, and tendency to recur. It is characterized by inflammation and degeneration of cartilage and can result in deformities such as floppy ear and saddle nose. Loss of cartilage in the respiratory tract can lead to respiratory obstruction.

synonyms

Relapsing Polychondritis

UMLS

Atrophic Polychondritides, Chronic, Atrophic Polychondritis, Chronic, CHONDROMALACIA, SYSTEMIC, Chronic Atrophic Polychondritides, Chronic Atrophic Polychondritis, Chronic polychondritis, Myenberg-Altherr-Uehlinger syndrome, PANCHONDRITIS, Polychondritides, Chronic Atrophic, Polychondritides, Relapsing, Polychondritis relapsing, Polychondritis, Chronic Atrophic, Polychondritis, Relapsing, Relapsing Polychondritides, Relapsing Polychondritis, Systemic chondromalacia

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2 images found for this diagnose localisation: ear, diagnosis: Relapsing Polychondritis localisation: ear, diagnosis: Relapsing Polychondritis