Table 1.

Ratio of apoptotic cells to total chondrocytes. Apoptotic chondrocytes as a percentage of total chondrocytes in deteriorated cartilage ranged from 15% to 98% (average 61.7%). Six in 9 cases of relapsing polychondritis revealed more than 50% apoptotic cells.

Case
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Apoptosis-positive cells (%)798998855266314015