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How does costochondritis differ from Tietze syndrome?

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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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eMedicineHealth: Costochondritis

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on June 16, 2020

 

SOURCE:

eMedicineHealth: Costochondritis

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on June 16, 2020

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