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How do other illnesses affect perichondritis?

Because perichondritis is an infection, your body needs a strong immune system to fight it off. If you suffer from a chronic health condition, such as AIDS, which weakens the immune system, then your risk of developing the infection and complications from the infection are greater. Patients who have diabetes are also at greater risk of developing this type of infection.

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