Relapsing Polychondritis

Relapsing Polychondritis

Aparche Yang, MD, FAAD

Sharon Jacob, MD

Relapsing polychondritis shows chronic inflammation/ destruction limited to the cartilaginous ear that has led to the formation of “cauliflower” ear image. The earlobe is spared image. (Courtesy L Thompson, MD.)

Late RPC chondritis shows loss of chondrocyte matrix basophilia (eosinophilic matrical change) image, loss of lacunar outline/chondrocytes, and lymphocytic perichondritis image. (Courtesy L Thompson, MD.)



  • Relapsing polychondritis (RPC)


  • Polychondropathia, chondromalacia, chronic atrophic polychondritis

Jul 8, 2016 | Posted by in PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE | Comments Off on Relapsing Polychondritis

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