A 45-year-old member asked:
What are the symptoms of polychondritis?
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Rheumatology 49 years experience
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 33-year-old male asked:
What is polychondritis?
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Rheumatology 56 years experience
Cartilage inflammation: It is a general inflammation of cartilage disorder. Poly means many and chondritis means cartilage inflammation. Cartllage imflammation is in various areas in the body. The cartilage becomes inflamed and it is inflamed due to an auto immune attack against the cartilage. Certain areas are susceptible especially ears and trachea. Joint pain occurs because of inflammation of cartilage in the joints.
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Last updated Jul 26, 2014
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