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Polychondritis Diseases Database

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Description: Polychondritis aka/or Relapsing polychondritis aka/or Myenberg-Altherr-Uehlinger syndrome may cause or feature - Symptoms and Signs Arthropathy Conductive hearing loss Episcleritis Epistaxis Erythema nodosum Saddle nose deformity Stridor Uveitis Cardiac and vascular conditions Aneurysms Aortic valve incompetence Mitral valve incompetence Inflammatory conditions Scleritis Vasculitis Trauma, mechanical and physical conditions Tracheal stenosis belong(s) to the category of Autoimmune diseases Polychondritis: Definition(s) via UMLS..... "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."

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Added: Sat Mar 17 2007