Relapsing Polychondritis

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Relapsing Polychondritis is an auto-immune condition characterized by the body attacking its own cartilage. Polychondritis patients suffer from recurrent relapsing episodes of painful cartilage inflammation. Susceptible areas include ears, nasopharynx, heart valves, and blood vessels. As stated in Annals of Internal Medicine, Relapsing Polychondritis…can be life-threatening and debilitating.

The disease is life threatening and debilitating. There is no one specific test for identifying Polychondritis and the course of the disease is often unpredictable. Treatment consists of anti-inflammatory medications and immune suppression with corticosteroids. Research is ongoing to evaluate the effects of stem cells on auto-immune conditions. According to the Journal of Rheumatology Supplements, “the opportunity to ablate (with autologous stem cells) severe autoimmune disease with increased safety is particularly attractive for necrotizing vasculitides, polymyositis/dermatomyositis, primary Sjögren’s syndrome, systemic juvenile arthritis, and relapsing Polychondritis.”

CAROLINA STEM CELL TREATMENT CENTER AND CSN have developed a specific SVF deployment protocol for Polychondritis that attempts to utilize the potential immune-modulatory, anti-inflammatory, and regenerative properties of SVF (rich in mesenchymal stem cells and growth factors). SVF is deployed systemically and may require repeat dosing. This is done as an outpatient at the time of SVF harvesting and procurement. The entire cellular surgical procedure takes approximately three hours.

Relapsing Polychondritis Call to Action

We care about our Relapsing Polychondritis patients at Carolina Stem Cell Treatment Center an affiliate of CSN. We take pride in the time we provide to our patients to deploy the best protocols to help our patients achieve their goals. By filling out the CSCTC Confidential Candidate Application, we will answer the questions and concerns you may have about CSCTC and CSN protocols for Relapsing Polychondritis.