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Healthcare Professionals

Relapsing polychondritis(RP) is extremely rare, affecting 3 to 5 people per million. Here is a collection of peer-reviewed articles and an overview of current RP research to help healthcare professionals better understand this disease.

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Diagnosing and Treating RP

  • RP should be suspected in a patient with signs and symptoms suggesting inflammation of three of the six following: ears, nose, tracheobronchial tree, eyes, inner ear, and joints.
  • Early recognition of the disease can improve morbidity and mortality.
  • Patients with RP require a multidisciplinary medical team to provide the best possible care.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

JAMA Clinical Challenge

Doctors discuss a patient’s initial symptoms, lab tests, relapsing polychondritis diagnosis, treatment plan, and outcomes.


Researchers provide a comprehensive look into clinical presentation, laboratory and instrumental investigations, diagnostic criteria, and therapeutic options for RP.

RMD Open

Researchers present a systematic review of clinical practice guidelines published for RP, as well as a list of the unmet needs for this rare disease.


Researchers review the current state of RP management, with a focus on the use of the anti-TNF-α agents in patients with pulmonary involvement.


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Searching for genetic markers in patients with RP-related autoimmune diseases and bone marrow diseases.

Operational Support & Awareness

Creating a centralized state-of-the-art collection of clinical and research data so researchers can vastly improve our understanding of Relapsing Polychondritis and related diseases.

Additional RP Resources

Through the synergy of our partnerships, we’re reimagining RP-centered research and patient care. We’re always looking for innovative partners and targeted collaborative opportunities that drive real results for patients and families living with RP and other autoimmune diseases.

Where There’s Research, There’s Hope

Until recently, there were few options and even fewer resources for patients living with RP. We’re working every day to unlock the mysteries of RP and deliver hope to patients and their families.