Does anyone have knowledge of relapsing polychondritis?

Polychondritis. Polychondritis, also called relapsing polychondritis, is a rare disease in which cartilage in many areas of the body becomes inflamed. The disease most commonly affects the ears, nose and the airways of the lungs. The cause is not known, and it occurs most often in people in their 50s or 60s. One theory is that polychondritis might be an autoimmune disease.

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I have Relapsing Polychondritis and need to know if I should see an ENT doctor or a Rheumatologist?

Possibly both. I would start with a rheumatologist. The condition is primarily diagnosed and treated by a rheumatologist. Sometimes the rheumatologist will refer you to an ENT to help manage a specific issue such as if your pharynx (voice box/vocal cords) are effected. Read more...

Relapsing polychondritis - was diagnosed in 2010; symptoms previously for 5+ years; any research on a cure available?

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 find cure for this problem. Read more...