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Other Names for this Disease
- Chondropathia tuberosa
- Costochondral junction syndrome
- Tietze's syndrome
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Tietze syndrome is a type of cartilage disease. Cartilage is the tough but flexible tissue that covers the ends of your bones at a joint. Tietze syndrome is characterized by pain and swelling of the joint between the sternum and the clavicle or of the joint between the sternum and second or third ribs. The chest pain in Tietze syndrome can be confused with pain caused by heart disease.
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