Relapsing Polychondritis: An Updated Review
AbstractRelapsing polychondritis is an immune-mediated systemic disease characterized by recurrent episodes of inflammation of cartilaginous and proteoglycan-rich tissues, resulting in progressive anatomical deformation and functional impairment of the involved structures. Auricular and nasal chondritis and/or polyarthritis represent the most common clinical features, but potentially all types of cartilage may be involved. Because of the pleomorphic nature of the disease, with non-specific symptoms at the onset, the diagnosis of relapsing polychondritis is often delayed. In this review article we provide a comprehensive look into clinical presentation, laboratory and instrumental investigations, diagnostic criteria, and therapeutic options. View Full-Text
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Borgia, F.; Giuffrida, R.; Guarneri, F.; Cannavò, S.P. Relapsing Polychondritis: An Updated Review. Biomedicines 2018, 6, 84.
Borgia F, Giuffrida R, Guarneri F, Cannavò SP. Relapsing Polychondritis: An Updated Review. Biomedicines. 2018; 6(3):84.Chicago/Turabian Style
Borgia, Francesco; Giuffrida, Roberta; Guarneri, Fabrizio; Cannavò, Serafinella P. 2018. "Relapsing Polychondritis: An Updated Review." Biomedicines 6, no. 3: 84.