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What causes Tietze syndrome?

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No one knows exactly what causes Tietze syndrome. Some experts believe that it is caused by many tiny traumas to the chest wall. You might also get the condition if you've had a lot of respiratory infections, bad coughing fits, or strain from exercise or other physical activity. Sometimes Tietze syndrome happens as a result of having other things, such as psoriatic arthritis.

From: Tietze Syndrome: What to Know WebMD Medical Reference

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National Organization for Rare Disorders: "Tietze Syndrome."

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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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