Dermatology Oasis

Editor: Dr. Nameer Al-Sudany (IRAQ)

Relapsing Polychondritis

Relapsing Polychondritis

History

          A 48-year-old man suffered recurrent inflammatory episodes of the ear confined characteristically to the cartilaginous part of the external ear (note sparing of the ear lobe) of three years duration. He presented with painful and tender swelling of the ear, however other cartilage-containing structures like the nose, larynx and thoracic cage were not involved.
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