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Is perichondritis serious?

Perichondritis can be a serious infection, especially if not treated promptly. Because the infection only causes mild swelling, redness, and pain, it may not seem like a serious problem. However, if the infection is not treated, it can spread to the cartilage, leading to complications that could require a surgical removal of tissue from the ear.

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