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June 1966

Relapsing Polychondritis: Report of a Patient With "Beefy" Red Ears and Severe Polyarthritis

Author Affiliations


From the Department of Dermatology, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Arch Dermatol. 1966;93(6):664-669. doi:10.1001/archderm.1966.01600240030005

Relapsing polychondritis is a disease of unknown cause in which both articular and nonarticular cartilages represent the sites of primary pathologic change. We have reported the 44th new case—a case in which affection of the articular cartilages dominated an extremely severe clinical course. The multiple variation in the clinical appearance and the grave prognosis have earned for this disease an enthusiastic interest among a great variety of clinical specialists.

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