Which mouth and genital findings are characteristic of relapsing polychondritis (RP)?

Updated: Dec 06, 2018
  • Author: Nicholas Compton, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Mouth and genital ulcers with inflamed cartilage (MAGIC syndrome): MAGIC syndrome is characterized by an overlap of relapsing polychondritis with Behçet disease. Firestein et al proposed this condition in 1985 in a report of 5 patients. [37]

Two types of MAGIC syndrome exist. [38] The more common type begins with the oral and genital ulcers of Behçet disease. The second, less common, type is the polychondritis type, in which genital ulcers or erythema nodosum follows the initial presentation of oral ulcers and polychondritis.


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