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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Cartilage inflammation: It is a general inflammation of cartilage disorder. Poly means many and chondritis means cartilage inflammation. Cartllage imflammation is in various ... Read More
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
50 years experience Internal Medicine
Many infl cartilages: Poly= many; chondr=cartilage, itis=inflammation of. So technically speaking, it means polychondritis means inflam. Of multiple cartilages. There r a ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
Inflammation: Inflammation of the ear cartilage or nose cartilage are the most common presenting symptoms. Cartilage of the chestv wall is also frequently involved.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfred Kim
16 years experience Rheumatology
Inflammed cartilage: Relapsing polychondritis (rpc) is an inflammatory condition where your cartilage, for reasons that remain unclear, are targeted by your immune system ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See below: The term poly means multiple, and the term chondrites refers to an inflammation of the cartilage potion of a structure. So polychondritis refers an i ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Not known: It is a chronic inflammatory condition involving the cartialge. Its cause is unknown. It is felt to be autoimmune and people can have antibodies ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Check your area for: Rhuomatalogist.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Polychondritis: Polychondritis, also called relapsing polychondritis, is a rare disease in which cartilage in many areas of the body becomes inflamed. The disease mos ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
It really depends: This is a difficult question to answer. It really depends on the severity of the disease. Tracheal and aortic valve involvement can be a significant i ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Awarenesse : The most important issue is the awareness about diagnosis and the establishment of clinics it dose treat this problem and lot of research going on to ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
Depends.: Steroids, methotrexate, azothioprine, and more recently tnf-alpha inhibitors. Your rheumatologist or immunologist will decide what is appropriate. Mo ... Read More
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