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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Following initiation of prednisone, there was resolution of the clinical manifestation of RP (auricular and nasal hyperemia and chondritis, as well as uveitis) along with improvement in the inflammatory markers.
The most characteristic feature of RPC is painful auricular chondritis of the cartilaginous portion (upper two-thirds) of the pinna with sparing of the lobule [6].
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].
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But from our findings, only one case was found with minor infection at insertion, and no serious infections such as chondritis, cellulitis, and hepatitis were detected.
Relapsing polychondritis (RP) is a disease which progresses with inflammatory attacks on articular and non-articular cartilaginous tissue and is most commonly encountered as auricular chondritis. in auricular chondritis, that the earlobe is not affected and existence of one or two sided fulminant rubescence, sensitivity and oedema on external ear cartilaginous tissue are salient (3).
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