The Guide To Finding Relapsing Polychondritis Articles

Picture of RP on Ear; Red Ear

Picture of RP on Ear; Red Ear

What is Relapsing Polychondritis?

To me, Relapsing PPolychondritis(RP) is another disease that I never realized existed until the disease struck me. It has been over a decade since I have been overwhelmed by numerous rare medical conditions including Relapsing Polychondritis, (RP) .

Relapsing Polychondritis (RP) is an autoimmune rare disease and the cause is unknown. If you break down the medical term of Relapsing Polychondritis you have:

  • Chondritis refers to cartilage
  • Poly means more than one episode
  • Relapsing as a noun means to fall back or return
  • Relapsing PolyChondritis is an inflammatory disease that affects cartilage. Cartilage is flexible strong tissue that gives form and support to part of your body. The inflammation of cartilage can lead to the neurosis of the cartilage.

Relapsing Polychondritis can affect any part of your body that is cartilage. The affected cartilage may include:

  • Nose
  • Eyes
  • Joints
  • Spine
  • Ears
  • Windpipe
  • Eyes, Heart and Blood Vessels may be affected as they have a biochemical makeup that is similar to cartilage.

A diagnosis for RP is usually not easily found. Relapsing Polychondritis is rare and affects only 3 to 5 people per million. The first symptom of Relapsing PolyChondritis is usually inflammation of the ear or ears. However, RP may first affect a different cartilage than ears.

To me, Relapsing PPolychondritis(RP) is another disease that I never realized existed until the disease struck me.

It has been over a decade since I have been overwhelmed by numerous rare medical conditions including Relapsing Polychondritis.

I find that when you have a rare disease with limited resources, data and medical specialist you being to search everywhere for information. 

Unfortunately, I have found numerous Rheumatologist experience treating Relapsing Polychondritis. 

After, my fourth Rheumatologist was wrong about my Relapsing Polychondritis and Bicep Tendonitis it left me deflated and angry. 

When I had questioned my Rheumatologist about the correlation between my tender, inflamed arm and Relapsing Polychondritis he told me there was no correlation between the two ailments.

My doctor went on to say that the tenderness in my burning arm and Relapsing Polychondritis are night and day. There is no relationship between my tender upper arm and Relapsing Polychondritis.

The physician continues with it must be my fibromyalgia that is causing my arm to burn.

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I type “causes of tendonitis” into the Google search bar, and my suspicions are confirmed!

After I read numerous medical articles that confirm the link between Relapsing Polychondritis and Bicep Tendonitis I click over to Google Scholar. 

To find the Google Scholar Search Bar you can just type Google Scholar into the regular Google Search Bar. 

The Google Scholar search bar allows you to search conditions by medical article or case law. 

There are numerous well-regarded medical papers that state Relapsing Polychondritis can cause Bicep Tendonitis.

My other tendons have been bothering me and showing the signs that my right bicep first screamed.

I guess it is better to know if my Relapsing Polychondritis is causing Tendonitis.

I wish my medical specialist knew more about Relapsing Polychondritis.

My doctor went to medical school, and he does not know many medically published details about the rare disease, Relapsing Polychondritis.

Perhaps, my Doctor Google could refresh his memory or teach my doctor a thing or a million things.

I am not upset that my doctor does not know that Relapsing Polychondritis and Bicep Tendonitis are connected but the fact he adamantly told me the two were not related makes me angry.

Here are 5 Medical Articles My Rheumatologist does not know about Bicep Tendonitis and Relapsing Polychondritis connection;

  1. http://www.thevisualmd.com/searchimg/?idu=1083615909&q=%20knee%20ligament&p=11
  2. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1568997212002613
  3. http://accessmedicine.mhmedical.com/content.aspx?bookid=1820&sectionid=127559489
  4. http://annals.org/aim/article/686941/relapsing-polychondritis-floppy-mitral-valve-migratory-polytendonitis
  5. https://www.academia.edu/14076725/A_rare_deformity_and_bilateral_concurrent_patellar_tendon_and_quadriceps_tendon_ruptures_in_a_patient_with_relapsing_polychondritis_a_case_report

 

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There are also numerous Relapsing Polychondritis groups of Facebook and Yahoo Groups. If you are looking to connect with others that suffer from RP then these groups are a terrific resource.

The following are several overview articles of Relapsing Polychondritis:

Resources:

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/331475-overview 

http://www.medicinenet.com/relapsing_polychondritis/article.htm

http://www.merckmanuals.com/home/bone_joint_and_muscle_disorders/autoimmune_disorders_of_connective_tissue/relapsing_polychondritis.html

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