chondritis

noun

chon·​dri·​tis kän-ˈdrīt-əs How to pronounce chondritis (audio)
: inflammation of cartilage
Ear cartilage piercing is inherently more risky than lobe piercing. Clinicians should respond aggressively to potential auricular chondritis and consider Pseudomonas a possible cause pending culture results.William E. Keene et al., The Journal of the American Medical Association

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“Chondritis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/chondritis. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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