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Relapsing Polychondritis

Abstract

In 1923, Jaksch-Wartenhorst described a 32-year-old man with polyarthritis and fever who subsequently developed bilateral auricular and nasal chondritis. He applied the term polychondropathia to this entity (1). In 1960, Pearson and colleagues added four more cases, and coined the term relapsing polychondritis, which has become the accepted terminology for this disease (2).

Keywords

Otitis Externa Relapse Polychondritis Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca Organ System Involvement Silent Myocardial Infarction 
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