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Why are some people more likely to develop polychondritis than others?
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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
In brief: 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 to cartilage and collagen. There is an assocaition of other autoimmune disorders - systemic vasculitis, inflammatory eye disease, thyroid disease, sjogren's, systemic lupus and inflammatory bowel disease.

In brief: 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 to cartilage and collagen. There is an assocaition of other autoimmune disorders - systemic vasculitis, inflammatory eye disease, thyroid disease, sjogren's, systemic lupus and inflammatory bowel disease.
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