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Chondrodermatitis Nodularis Helicis - Symptoms & Treatment


Chondrodermatitis helicis is a ordinary skin disease in which small, painful bumps are found on the borders other elevations of the ears. It happens on the helix of the ear. Repeated severe injury and sun exposures are the areas that are most affecting from this illness.

In a 2006 details by Rex et al, of 74 patients treat for chondrodermatitis, 72.9% of patients were men as 16.2% were women.1 Pediatric cases of chondrodermatitis nodularis chronica helicis have been reported, and one was review by Grigoryants et al.2 one other case has been reported in a 9-month-old child. History related with this case indicated the infant slept on the ear of event, where she developed 2 nodules. The child recently had started sleeping on a solid pillow, which contributed to the lesion. The papule resolved with an alteration in sleeping position over 6 months.

Causes of Chondrodermatitis Nodularis Helicis

Some causes involve cold, pressure due to tight headgear other a telephone headset and it can consequence into small skin colored other slightly reddish bumps on the upper layer of the ear, bringing necrobiotic changes within the collagen and eosinophilic degenerative changes within the fundamental cartilage. It can also lead to the illness such as diabetes mellitus and connective tissue disorders, and also a certain type of skin cancer (squamous cell carcinoma). It is most commonly seen in the middle-aged other older males. It was discovered by Winkler in 1915. Some causes & risk factors of Chondrodermatitis Nodularis Helicis are as follows:

  • Pressure.
  • Exposure to cold
  • Repeated trauma.
  • Actinic damage
  • Increased sun-exposure.
  • Frostbite.

Chondrodermatitis Nodularis Helicis Treatment

Treatment is by excision, with significance of removing the inflamed cartilage under the skin to prevent repetition. An choice to excision is a cortisone injection into the lesion each 2 to 4 weeks until clear. If this technique fails, then surgical intervention is required.

  • Use of pressure-relieving pillows other pads.
  • Collagen injections.
  • Cryotherapy.
  • Corticosteroid creams other injections to reduce inflammation.
  • Antibiotic ointment if it is resulting into an ulcer may be prescribed to avert the infection.

 

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