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Suggest treatment for relapsing polychondritis

I have relapsing polychondritis, it started in left ear then went right ear. It moved both eyes. I had a scan done on head and showed calification on both eyes. It s on posterior globe of eyes and also some calification in front. Doctors never seen this before. Any suggestions on how to dissolve calification? Now relapsing polychondritis has moved to throat, lungs, and heart. I can feel cartilage on jaw being attacked. Is this common to have jaw flare ups. I sometimes feel throat closing with flare up and also lose my voice. My sedimentation rate is 2 and have cut out all uric acid foods from diet which has helped. Should I be concerned with heart possibly having calification? Thank you for your response. Tammy
Fri, 17 Oct 2014
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relapsing poly chondritis is condition involve cartilage-of body,mainly it effects ear sternum. skin nose. inflammation of eye is present as a symptom. deposit of calcium in eye is not heard of. diagnosis is difficult. treatment is as for part involved and symptoms. drugs recommended are NASID steroid, imuno suppressive. methotrxate is also recomanded
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