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Relapsing Polychondritis


Synonyms of Relapsing Polychondritis
  • Chronic Atrophic Polychondritis
  • Generalized or Systemic Chondromalocia
  • Meyenburg-Altherr-Uehlinger Syndrome
  • Relapsing Perichondritis
  • von Meyenburg Disease

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Relapsing polychondritis is a rare degenerative disease characterized by recurrent inflammation of the cartilage in the body. Deterioration of the cartilage may affect any site of the body where cartilage is present. Ears, larynx and trachea may become floppy, and the bridge of the nose can collapse into a saddlenose shape. The aortic heart valve may also be affected.
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    Organizations related to Relapsing Polychondritis
    • Arthritis Foundation
      1330 West Peachtree Street
      Atlanta GA 30309
      Phone #: 404-872-7100
      800 #: 800-568-4045
      e-mail: help@arthritis.org
      Home page: http://www.arthritis.org
    • Autoimmune Information Network, Inc
      PO Box 4121
      Brick NJ 08723
      Phone #: 732-664-9259
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: autoimmunehelp@aol.com
      Home page: http://www.aininc.org
    • European Society for Immunodeficiencies (ESID)
      c/o Dr. Esther de Vries
      Hertogenbosch None 5200 ME's
      Phone #: +31- 73--6992965
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: info@esid.org
      Home page: http://www.esid.org
    • Madisons Foundation
      PO Box 241956
      Los Angeles CA 90024
      Phone #: 310-264-0826
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: getinfo@madisonsfoundation.org
      Home page: http://www.madisonsfoundation.org
    • NIH/National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse
      1 AMS Circle
      Bethesda MD 20892-3675
      Phone #: 301-495-4484
      800 #: 877-226-4267
      e-mail: NIAMSinfo@mail.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info
    • Polychondritis Educational Society, Ltd.
      2581 W. County 18th Street
      Somerton AZ 85350
      Phone #: 928-627-1979
      800 #: --
      e-mail: Diana_R@polychondritis.com OR Desarae@polychondritis.com
      Home page: http://www.Polychondritis.com
    • Polychondritis/Rheumatoid Arthritis Clinic
      David Trentham M.D.
      Boston MA 02215
      Phone #: 617-735-2560
      800 #: --
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: N/A



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