How does costochondritis differ from Tietze syndrome?
Tietze syndrome is often referred to as costochondritis, but the two are distinct conditions. You can tell the difference by noting the following:
- Tietze syndrome is rare.
- It usually comes on abruptly, with chest pain radiating to your arms or shoulder and lasting several weeks.
- Tietze syndrome is accompanied by a localized swelling at the painful area (the junction of the ribs and breastbone).
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