II. Pathophysiology

  1. Not infectious
  2. Rare Collagen vascular disease
  3. Affects at least 2 cartilaginous sites

III. Findings: Symptoms and signs

  1. Auricle
    1. Pain and swelling
    2. Inflammation and local destruction
  2. Ear lobe is spared
  3. Sensorineural Hearing Loss may be associated
  4. Vertigo in 20% of cases

IV. Diagnosis

  1. Biopsy

V. Management

  1. Systemic Corticosteroids
  2. Refer to Otolaryngology (ENT)

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