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What are the symptoms of Tietze syndrome?

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The most common symptoms of Tietze syndrome are chest pain and swelling. These can appear suddenly and disappear just as suddenly, or they may develop gradually then come and go for years. It's also possible for the pain to disappear even while the swelling continues. The pain of Tietze syndrome sometimes extends to the neck, arms, and shoulders. The pain can be mild or severe, dull or sharp. Some say it feels like being stabbed with a knife.

From: Tietze Syndrome: What to Know WebMD Medical Reference

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Uptodate.com: "Causes of nontraumatic chest pain in children and adolescents."

National Library of Medicine: "Tietz syndrome."

Genetic and Rare Disorders Information Center: "Tietz syndrome."

Gijsbers, E. , March 2011. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine

Health Service Executive (Ireland): "Tietze's syndrome."

American Heart Association: "Angina (Chest Pain)."

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Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on September 18, 2018

SOURCES:

Uptodate.com: "Major causes of musculoskeletal chest pain in adults."

National Organization for Rare Disorders: "Tietze Syndrome."

National Health Service UK: "Costochondritis."

Uptodate.com: "Causes of nontraumatic chest pain in children and adolescents."

National Library of Medicine: "Tietz syndrome."

Genetic and Rare Disorders Information Center: "Tietz syndrome."

Gijsbers, E. , March 2011. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine

Health Service Executive (Ireland): "Tietze's syndrome."

American Heart Association: "Angina (Chest Pain)."

World Federation of Chiropractic: "Definitions of Chiropractic."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.

National Organization for Rare Disorders.

Arthritis Foundation.

American Academy of Pediatrics.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on September 18, 2018

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