Q. What are the medications used to treat polychondritis that has developed after a severe COVID-19 infection?

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Dr. Oliyath Ali
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This is a premium question & answer published on Oct 06, 2022 and last reviewed on: Oct 07, 2022

Hello doctor,

I am a 68-year-old male. My height is 5 feet 8 inches, and my weight is 55 to 60 kg. I have been diagnosed with polychondritis, an inflammation of the ears. This complaint started after a severe COVID-19 infection. I have been put on steroids (Prednisolone) for seven months. However, the dose has been reduced to 0.5 mg per day. I also have a connective tissue problem. The complaint was more severe eight months back. Are there any other medications?

Kindly advise.



Welcome to

I understand your concern.

Polychondritis or relapsing polychondritis is an uncommon condition leading to inflammation of cartilages in the body, especially the ear, nose, and lungs. Is your nose also affected? The primary treatment for the condition is corticosteroids which you are already taking. The course of treatment depends on the cartilage involved and the extent of involvement. Also, recently monoclonals are being used for treating relapsing polychondritis.

I hope this helps.

Thank you.

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