Ear Nose Throat J. 2002 Oct;81(10):705.
FIRST PARAGRAPH: Regardless of age, patients with relapsing polychondritis (systemic chondromalacia or polychondropathy) have at least one of eight progressively degenerative changes: (1) recurrent bilateral auricular chondritis, (2) inflammatory polyarthritis, (3) nasal chondritis, (4) ocular inflammation, (5) tracheal chondritis, (6) laryngeal chondritis, (7) cochlear damage, and (8) vestibular damage. Relapsing polychondritis is associated with other immunologically mediated diseases, such as systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, and Sjögren’s syndrome.
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