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Relapsing polychondritis (panchondritis): Compare Costs for a treatment abroad

If you have been diagnosed with relapsing polychondritis, do not despair. There are many ways to alleviate the symptoms of your condition and we are here to help you find the best treatment.

Below is a list of relapsing polychondritis treatments. By clicking on the search results, not only will you be able to find the most suitable clinics and the best specialists in this field, you will also be able to find out how much such treatments cost and book the program you are interested in online. 

Booking Health offers the following options of treatment for this diagnosis.

Diagnostic
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2425.00
General therapeutic rehabilitation
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510.00

Best hospitals for Relapsing polychondritis (panchondritis) treatment

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location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main

Hospital zum Heiligen Geist


Hospital „zum Heiligen Geist“is located in the central part of the city and includes five specialized clinics: clinic for internal medicine, surgical clinic with the Department of vascular surgery clinic of gynaecology and obstetrics, psychosomatic medicine, oncology and anesthesiology a...

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location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

Academic Hospital Schwabing


The Schwabing Clinic is a modern medical facility with a high level of service. The clinic has high-tech modern equipment, making it one of the best hospitals not only in Germany but also in Europe. There are comfortable single and double rooms with shower and toilet, TV, telephone and radio.

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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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