Meet Dr. Jun Shimuzu, MD, PhD, who specializes in internal medicine and immunology at the St. Marianna University School of Medicine. His research focuses on the epidemiology and immunology of RP. In his research, he and his team found that gut microbes are abnormal in patients with RP....
Relapsing Polychondritis Foundation and Race for RP Featured in AHN Autoimmunity Institute Annual Report
Relapsing Polychondritis Foundation and Race for RP Support Researchers’ Efforts to Develop Classification Patient-Reported Symptoms Survey
Race for RP and the Relapsing Polychondritis Foundation Host International RP Research Network Meeting
Relapsing Polychondritis Foundation Joins Race for RP to Sponsor Friends’ Night Out, an Evening Celebrating 35 Years of Hope and Discovery with Friends of Patients at the NIH
Autoimmunity Symposium at Northern Michigan University Draws Substantial Crowds as Attendees Hear Directly from World-Renowned Experts on Autoimmune Diseases and Relapsing Polychondritis
Awareness-Raising on Steroids: Rheumatologists and Researchers in Illinois Help Make a One-in-a-Million Disease, Relapsing Polychondritis, the State’s Top Google Search
Awareness is a goal for most disease-focused organizations, but is especially crucial for the Relapsing Polychondritis Awareness and Support Foundation (RPASF), which highlights a difficult-to-diagnose autoimmune disease that reportedly affects less than one to 3.5 people per million. Making a rare disease part of the public consciousness is a challenging feat, but…...
Primary Care Physicians Now Have Resources to Diagnose a Rare Autoimmune Disease: Relapsing Polychondritis
A primary care physician sees a patient with unexplainable symptoms: a combination of general malaise, low grade fever, redness and pain on the eyes, inflammation and pain in the ear, shortness of breath, pain and redness on the nose, skin lesions, joint pain, rib pain, hearing loss, dry cough, and…...