What Is Relapsing Polychondritis?
Relapsing polychondritis (RP) is a systemic inflammatory disease of unknown etiology that can be fatal. The disease affects multiple organs, particularly cartilaginous structures such as the ears, nose, airways and joints as well as eyes, skin, heart valves and brain.Learn More
RP PATIENT SURVEY
Please participate in a relapsing polychondritis (RP) patient-reported symptoms survey, which is being conducted by the National Institute of Arthritis Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Your participation as an RP patient is critically important as it will further research! Please share this survey link with other RP patients and encourage them to participate.
The Relapsing Polychondritis (RP) Foundation and Race for RP are pleased to support the NIAMS survey, given it will help develop classification criteria and hopefully facilitate timely diagnosis.
The NIAMS survey is for RP patients who are at least 18 years old. Your responses are voluntary and confidential. You will not be compensated for your participation.
Whether you are a newly diagnosed patient, spouse or significant other, parent or other family member of a patient, we are here to help.
We are a patient-founded and patient-driven 501(c)3 non-profit foundation which strives to raise awareness about RP and educate the public, as well as represent patients to the global medical community and support medical research toward a cure.Learn More
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Race For RP
The Race for RP supports research, awareness programs, and care for those who are affected by relapsing polychondritis (“RP”) and related diseases. Our drivers our passionate about raising awareness for the autoimmune disease community and RP. While our drivers race for RP, our organization is speeding to find a cure. We’re working to facilitate research and studies to help diagnose, prevent and cure Relapsing Polychondritis, and its related diseases. Whether you’re a professional driver, amateur racer, or a weekend warrior passionate about racing, we encourage you to connect with us to discover how you can Race for RP.Learn More