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What increases my risk for perichondritis?

You are at greater risk for developing perichondritis if your immune system is weakened because your body cannot fight off the infection. People who have diabetes are also at greater risk. If you pierce your ear cartilage or undergo ear surgery, you may also be more vulnerable to this type of infection.

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