Relapsing Polychondritis: A Review and Guide for the Dermatologist

A. L. Smylie, Neel Malhotra, Alain Brassard

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Relapsing polychondritis, or RP, is a rare connective tissue disease characterized by relapsing-remitting destructive inflammation of the cartilaginous and other proteoglycan-rich structures in the body. Given the relatively low incidence of RP, a concise clinically relevant guide, focusing on the cutaneous manifestations of this serious disease, is lacking. In this review, we provide the dermatologist with an approach to diagnosing RP and a guide to its initial work-up, and management. We close with an overview of the currently available treatment modalities for RP.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)77-86
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Journal of Clinical Dermatology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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