How does Costochondritis Differ from Tietze’s Syndrome?

Q:
How does costochondritis differ from Tietze’s syndrome?

A:
Tietze’s syndrome is often confused with costochondritis as both conditions involve the inflammation of the costochondral joint. Besides, the symptoms of both are also remarkably similar. However, you can still tell the difference by noting the following:

• Tietze syndrome is much less common.
• Tietze syndrome has a sudden abrupt, with chest pain radiating to your arms or shoulder.
• Tietze syndrome is also accompanied by a localized swelling at the painful area. The swelling can last long after the tenderness and pain have away.

Keyword: Tietze’s syndrome; costochondritis

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