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Image Number 821 (Relapsing Polychondritis)

 
Morphology:
Indurated

Diagnosis: Relapsing Polychondritis

Site: Ear

Sex: M

Age: 65

Type: Clinical

Description: Severe auricular edema and inflammation

Submitted by: Shahbaz Janjua

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Differential Diagnosis

History: Relapsing polychondritis is a rare autoimmune disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of inflammation and destruction of cartilaginous tissues.  Cartilages of the ears, nose, and laryngotracheobronchial tree are predominantly involved. 

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