Relapsing polychondritis (RP) is a very rare autoimmune disease characterized by the deterioration of cartilage. The disease is also known as chronic atrophic polychondritis, Meyenburg-Altherr-Uehlinger syndrome, von Meyenburg’s disease, generalized chondromalacia, and systemic chondromalacia. Relapsing polychondritis belongs to the class of rheumatic diseases. Read more…

Relapsingpolychondritis.org is an initiative of RP patients located in the Netherlands and Finland. The aims of this website are

  • to spread information concerning relapsing polychondritis;
  • to collect and share new developments concerning the disease;
  • to promote the interests of RP patients;
  • to connect RP patients all over the world.

We are constantly looking for parties working with or in the field of relapsing polychondritis. This may include for example local patient organizations, but also people working in scientific research. If you are somehow involved in the field of relapsing polychondritis, please contact us by sending an e-mail to: info@relapsingpolychondritis.org.