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Relapsing Polychondritis

An acquired disease of unknown etiology, chronic course, and tendency to recur. It is characterized by inflammation and degeneration of cartilage and can result in deformities such as floppy ear and saddle nose. Loss of cartilage in the respiratory tract can lead to respiratory obstruction.
Also Known As:
Polychondritis, Relapsing; Atrophic Polychondritides, Chronic; Atrophic Polychondritis, Chronic; Chronic Atrophic Polychondritides; Chronic Atrophic Polychondritis; Polychondritides, Chronic Atrophic; Polychondritides, Relapsing; Relapsing Polychondritides; Polychondritis, Chronic Atrophic
Networked: 261 relevant articles (13 outcomes, 6 trials/studies)

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Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Rheumatoid Arthritis
2. Inflammation
3. Scleritis (Episcleritis)
4. Aortitis
5. IgA Deficiency

Experts

1. Holmdahl, Rikard: 4 articles (03/2004 - 01/2002)
2. Takahashi, Yukitoshi: 3 articles (01/2015 - 12/2009)
3. Arlet, Philippe: 3 articles (11/2013 - 05/2010)
4. Sailler, Laurent: 3 articles (11/2013 - 05/2010)
5. Astudillo, Leonardo: 3 articles (11/2013 - 05/2010)
6. Moulis, Guillaume: 3 articles (11/2013 - 05/2010)
7. Hansson, Ann-Sofie: 3 articles (03/2004 - 01/2002)
8. Sharma, Aman: 2 articles (01/2014 - 11/2013)
9. Kohno, Shigeru: 2 articles (01/2014 - 01/2012)
10. Sharma, Kusum: 2 articles (01/2014 - 11/2013)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Relapsing Polychondritis:
1. AntibodiesIBA
2. DapsoneFDA Link
3. adalimumab (Humira)FDA Link
4. CollagenIBA
5. Prednisone (Sone)FDA LinkGeneric
6. Methotrexate (Mexate)FDA LinkGeneric
7. Collagen Type II (Type II Collagen)IBA
8. infliximab (Remicade)FDA Link
9. AutoantibodiesIBA
10. TNFR-Fc fusion protein (etanercept)FDA Link

Therapies and Procedures

1. Stents
2. Tracheostomy
3. Transplants (Transplant)
4. Lung Transplantation
5. Cochlear Implantation