Lege Artis Medicinae

[Relapsing polychondritis]

FENYVESI András1, JÁKÓ János1, SCHOPPER János1, IRSY Gábor1

JULY 28, 1993

Lege Artis Medicinae - 1993;3(07)

[Relapsing polychondritis is an autoimmune disease of unknown etiology. According to the literature data, it primarily causes inflammation of the cartilaginous tissues, but it may effect other organs and is followed in most cases by complications. The prognosis of relapsing polychondritis is poor. The five year survival rate is 74 percent. Corticosteroids, immunosuppressive agents and recently cyclosporin A has been used in its treatment. Two cases are reported in the study, suggesting that a more benign form of the disease may exist than was expected on the basis of the literature data.]

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  1. Orvostovábbképző Egyetem I. sz. Belgyógyászati Klinika Budapest

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