Basic Summary for Relapsing Polychondritis


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Main name of condition: Relapsing Polychondritis
Other names or spellings: chronic atrophic polychondritis, polychondritis chronica atrophicans, polychondropathia


What is Relapsing Polychondritis?
  Brief description of Relapsing Polychondritis: Cartilage inflammation that relapses and has autoimmune cause.
  Parent types of Relapsing Polychondritis: Polychondritis, Autoimmune diseases, Rheumatic conditions, Nose conditions, Cartilage disorders
  Organs Affected by Relapsing Polychondritis: cartilage, joints, ears, nose, trachea, bronchi
How serious is Relapsing Polychondritis?
  Complications of Relapsing Polychondritis: see complications of Relapsing Polychondritis
What causes Relapsing Polychondritis?
  Cause of Relapsing Polychondritis: Probably autoimmune.
  Class of Condition for Relapsing Polychondritis: autoimmune
Can anyone else get Relapsing Polychondritis?
  Contagion of autoimmunity: generally not; see details in contagion of autoimmune diseases.

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