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University Hospital Cologne

9.8/10 from 82 Votes

The University Hospital Cologne is included in the Focus magazine rating of top German hospitals 2017 and offers patients first-class medical care meeting the latest medical advancements.

Diagnostic tests for relapsing polychondritis
2304
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of relapsing polychondritis (panchondritis)
3563
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne

Academic Hospital Harlaching Munich

9.2/10 from 32 Votes

The Academic Hospital Harlaching is an emergency medical care facility offering top-class service. With about 700 beds, the hospital treats about 32,000 patients every year.

Diagnostic tests for relapsing polychondritis
2578
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of relapsing polychondritis (panchondritis)
3663
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

University Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU)

9.2/10 from 40 Votes

The Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich is a center of high-end medicine, medical innovation and medical and technical progress, which enables an individual and safe patient care.

Diagnostic tests for relapsing polychondritis
2900
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of relapsing polychondritis (panchondritis)
4442
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10 from 78 Votes

The University Hospital Muenster is one of the most respected multi-field medical centers in Germany. It consists of more than 30 departments and numerous research institutes and centers. Every year over 58,000 inpatients are treated here and nearly 475,000 patients receive medical care on the outpatient basis.

Diagnostic tests for relapsing polychondritis
2590
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of relapsing polychondritis (panchondritis)
4005
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Muenster

DKD HELIOS Clinic Wiesbaden

9.2/10 from 5 Votes

German Clinic for Diagnostics is a combination of the highest professionalism of the staff and the most up-to-date medical devices, therefore it is known far beyond Germany.

Diagnostic tests for relapsing polychondritis
2583
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of relapsing polychondritis (panchondritis)
3762
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Wiesbaden

Academic Hospital Bogenhausen Munich

9.2/10 from 43 Votes

With more than 36,000 patients annually and 1,000 beds, the Academic Hospital Bogenhausen is one of the largest clinics in Munich.

Diagnostic tests for relapsing polychondritis
2695
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of relapsing polychondritis (panchondritis)
3950
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10 from 97 Votes

The University Hospital Frankfurt is part of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. The hospital was founded in 1914 and today it is a famous German medical institution with rich traditions. The hospital treats about 49,000 inpatients and 220,000 outpatients every year.

Diagnostic tests for relapsing polychondritis
2766
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of relapsing polychondritis (panchondritis)
3958
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main

Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

9.9/10 from 23 Votes

The Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov) is the second largest and one of the most advanced healthcare and research institutions in Israel. Founded in 1961, it still enjoys popularity among the local population and draws thousands of international patients.

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location_onCountry: Israel
location_searchingCity: Tel Aviv

Rambam Health Care Campus Haifa

9.8/10 from 23 Votes

Rambam Health Care Campus is the largest and the most advanced hospital in Northern Israel. Founded in 1938, the medical center has a long history and a rich experience in providing comprehensive medical services in all medical specialties.

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location_onCountry: Israel
location_searchingCity: Haifa

Academic Hospital Schlosspark Berlin

9.7/10 from 23 Votes

The Schlosspark Academic Teaching Hospital at the University Hospital Charite has an excellent reputation and an outstanding service. All specialized departments are headed by renowned doctors. The departments offer a wide range of medical services.

Diagnostic tests for relapsing polychondritis
2750
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of relapsing polychondritis (panchondritis)
3982
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10 from 78 Votes

The University Hospital of Halle (Saale), abbreviated as UHH, combines modern medical institutions in a university rich in traditions.

Diagnostic tests for relapsing polychondritis
2722
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of relapsing polychondritis (panchondritis)
3967
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Halle

Academic Hospital Hildesheim

9.5/10 from 23 Votes

The Academic Hospital Hildesheim is a specialized medical facility and an academic teaching hospital of the Hannover Medical School. The hospital offers high quality diagnostics and comprehensive, interdisciplinary medical care.

Diagnostic tests for relapsing polychondritis
2461
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of relapsing polychondritis (panchondritis)
3774
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hildesheim

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10 from 150 Votes

The University Hospital Bonn was founded on 1st January 2001 as a public law institution. It was founded on the site of the former departments of the Medical University.  The University Hospital provides medical care, modern highly effective medicine and plays a part in the public health care.

Diagnostic tests for relapsing polychondritis
2452
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of relapsing polychondritis (panchondritis)
3718
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Bonn
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University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10 from 38 Votes

The University Hospital Würzburg has been an institution of public law since 2006. It supports the Faculty of Medicine in its research and teaching. As the center of maximum medical care, the University Hospital provides its services to the region with 1,5 million people.

Diagnostic tests for relapsing polychondritis
2456
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of relapsing polychondritis (panchondritis)
3704
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Würzburg
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University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10 from 92 Votes

The University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) consists of more than 80 interdisciplinary cooperating departments, polyclinics and institutes within 14 medical centers. The Medical Center has over 1,346 beds.

Diagnostic tests for relapsing polychondritis
3930
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of relapsing polychondritis (panchondritis)
5415
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hamburg
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Sana Hospital Duisburg

9.2/10 from 5 Votes

The Sana Hospital Duisburg is a maximum care medical center with 678 beds and 17 specialized departments. With the very latest innovations and high quality patient care, the clinic works for the benefit of a person and their health. The hospital ranks among the leading clinics in the region.

Diagnostic tests for relapsing polychondritis
2730
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of relapsing polychondritis (panchondritis)
3984
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Duisburg

About the disease

Relapsing polychondritis is a rare disease of the immune system that manifests itself as inflammation of the cartilage that covers the ends of bones at a joint. It develops when the immune system overreacts to various diseases and injuries. The immune system falsely thinks that the body is infected with a virus or harmful bacteria and sends blood to what it thinks is the affected area, to fix the problem. This results in the area becoming red, warm and swollen. Sometimes it can be quite painful, too.

According to WebMD, relapsing polychondritis can start quite suddenly. The manifestations of relapsing polychondritis depend on its severity. In mild cases, the person may feel only warmth and tenderness in certain parts of the body for a short period of time. In severe cases, relapsing polychondritis can be very painful, with many joints becoming inflamed. It commonly affects people in the 40-60 age bracket.

The cause of relapsing polychondritis has not yet been identified, as this condition is not hereditary. As this is an autoimmune disorder, it is thought that certain genetic mutations might be the cause of relapsing polychondritis. Stress and environmental factors are also thought to contribute to the development of relapsing polychondritis.

Symptoms

  • Joint pain
  • Redness
  • Tenderness
  • Warmth
  • Swelling
  • Rashes in some cases
  • Difficulty breathing and speaking in some cases

Diagnosis

  • During a general examination, the doctor will examine the patient’s joints for signs of inflammation and will first rule out other conditions which could have similar symptoms, such as arthritis or arthrosis.
  • A blood test can check for signs of inflammation.
  • Imaging tests, such as MRI and CT scans, can help the doctor to examine the inflamed joints and determine whether they have suffered any damage.
  • The heart, kidneys and lungs will also be checked, to see if they have also been affected.

Treatment

  • There is no definite cure for relapsing polychondritis, but there are many ways to manage the pain during attacks.
  • Anti-inflammatory drugs and steroids can be used to alleviate the pain and inflammation.
  • Immunosuppressants can be used in severe cases, to lower the response of the immune system and thus alleviate the inflammation.



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