Relapsing Polychondritis

Peter D. Kent; Clement J. Michet, Jr; Harvinder S. Luthra


Curr Opin Rheumatol. 2004;16(1) 

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The incidence of relapsing polychondritis has been estimated to be 3.5 cases per million in Rochester, Minnesota.[39,40] Using the data from three large studies, the female-to-male ratio is equal and the mean age at diagnosis is 47 years.[1,3,4] Most cases occur in whites. Both pediatric and elderly cases have been described with an age range of 6 to 87 years.[17] Pregnancy does not seem to influence the disease course, and 72% of pregnancies in one series were successful.[41]


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