Disease Information for Polychondritis

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Depressed nasal bridge
Chest Pain
Chest pain/non-cardiac
Costochondral tenderness
Large joint involvement/manifestation
Skeletal problems/symptoms/signs
Hoarseness
Laryngeal pain/Aphonia
Larynx Pain
Saddle Nose Deformity
Stridor (Inspiratory noise)
Tracheal/cricothyroid cartilage pain
Calcification/pinna cartilage/sign
Ear Cartilage/Pinna Tender/Painful
External Ear Pain
Inflammed pinna/spared lobe
Clinical Presentation & Variations
Presentation/Tender swollen Pinna Nose Larynx
Disease Progression
Course/Chronic disorder
Course/Chronic only
Demographics & Risk Factors
Sex & Age Groups
Population/Adult Aged Only
Population/Adult/all
Laboratory Tests
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
Anti-Collagen II (labs)
Diagnostic Test Results
Pathology
PATH/Cartilage biopsy/Abnormal
PATH/Cartilage inflammation/lysis
X-RAY
Xray/Calcification ear cartilage/Skull
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Laryngitis, acute
Polychondritis, relapsing
Associated Disease & Complications
Chondritis/ear cartilage
Myelodysplasia
Polychondritis
Polychondritis, relapsing
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Cartilage involvement/disorder (ex)
CLASS/Skeletal (category)
CLASS/Pinna/External ear involvement/disorder (ex)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Myelodysplasia process
Pathophysiology/Tracheal cartilage defect
Process
PROCESS/Allergy/collagen/autoimmune (category)
PROCESS/Collagen disease (ex)
PROCESS/Paraneoplastic disorder (ex)
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Corticosteroid (Cortisone)
Definition
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NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)
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