A Nationwide Study of the Epidemiology of Relapsing Polychondritis, by PMC

Relapsing polychondritis (RP) is a rare autoimmune inflammatory disease that attacks mainly cartilaginous structures or causes serious damage in proteoglycan-rich structures (the eyes, heart, blood vessels, inner ear). This study…

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Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center, Relapsing Polychondritis entry

Relapsing polychondritis (RP) is a rare condition characterized by recurrent inflammation of cartilage and other tissues throughout the body. Cartilage is a tough but flexible tissue that covers the ends…

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NORD: Relapsing Polychondritis

NORD – National Organization for Rare Disorders Relapsing polychondritis is a rare degenerative disease characterized by recurrent inflammation of the cartilage in the body. Deterioration of the cartilage may affect…

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Relapsing Polychondritis Clinical Presentation, by Medscape

The wide array of possible presenting symptoms and the episodic nature of relapsing polychondritis (RP) may result in a significant delay in diagnosis. In a review of 66 patients, the…

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John Hopkins Medicine Podcasts: Relapsing Polychondritis

Relapsing polychondritis is a rare autoimmune condition, where the body attacks its own cartilage and collagen, a tough fibrous component of skin and other body parts. Marcela Ferrada, an infectious…

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Disease Information from Benaroya Research Institute Virginia Mason

Relapsing polychondritis (RP) is a rheumatic autoimmune disease. It is a rare disease in which the immune system attacks the body’s cartilage. RP disease progression includes pain and deformity, which…

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A Rheumatologic Disorder Mimicking Asthma

Abstract of A Rheumatologic Disorder Mimicking Asthma, as found on http://www.atsjournals.org. Click below to read more.  

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