Chondritis


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Chondritis

 

inflammation of cartilage and perichondrium. In cartilage, which lacks blood vessels and nerves, necrosis develops more commonly than inflammation. Chondritis occurs during infectious diseases whose causative agents produce chondrolytic enzymes, such as typhus, as well as after injuries. The most common form of chondritis is costal chondritis (Tietze’s syndrome), characterized by pain, swelling, and the eventual formation of fistulas. Such respiratory disturbances as edema of the glottis may occur in chondritis of the larynx. In arthritis, the cartilage of the joints is affected. The treatment of chondritis is conservative; surgery is performed if necrosis or fistulas develop.

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Nasal chondritis is present at the time of diagnosis in 24% of patients and is seen at some stage of the disease in 53% of patients [7].
7) Chondritis of the respiratory tract is one of the most serious complications of RP, occurring especially in women, and accounts for up to 50% of deaths due to RP.
Lesions on the ear auricle of the patient were assessed as chondritis by dermatology department and corticosteroid (CS) treatment (methylprednisolone 40 mg/day) was initiated.
10) reported that for 16 ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients who received intraarticular etanercept, SI joint region of interest values improved after eight weeks, but the frequency of synovitis, enthesitis, chondritis, subchondral bony plate destruction, and bone marrow inflammation decreased.
The unilateral case is more likely to be sequelae of sprain or chip fractures in the tarsus or ostio chondritis dissecans lesion associated with the cranial intermediate ridge of the distal tibia and the lateral trochlear ridge of the tibial tarsal bone.
This is because experience has shown us that it is easy to induce some tract trauma such as tenderness or chondritis by overdoing catheter removals and reinsertion.
A cuff pressure above mucosal capillary refill pressure (more than 30 mm Hg) leads to ischemia, ulceration,cartilage damage, chondritis, fibrosis and scarring9.
14) Local causes other than frostbite include trauma, inflammation, chondritis, and perichondritis.
Unexpected death in a horse with arytenoid chondritis and perilaryngeal lesions.
3) The inflammation, in turn leads to collagen deposition, fibrosis and in severe cases, chondritis and cartilage collapse with loss of tracheal cartilage.
PFPS is the most common cause of anterior knee pain and is used synonymously with chondromalacia patellae, PF chondritis and PF arthralgia (17).
Wilson withdrew from the Players Championship in Florida last month with neck trouble and a chest condition called costo chondritis, an inflammation where ribs join with the cartilage that holds them to the sternum.