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Tietze syndrome

Other Names for this Disease
  • Chondropathia tuberosa
  • Costochondral junction syndrome
  • Tietze's syndrome
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What causes Tietze syndrome?

The exact underlying cause of Tietze syndrome is currently unknown. Some researchers have speculated that small injuries to the anterior chest wall may contribute to the development of the condition. Some cases may occur secondary to other disorders such as psoriatic arthritis.[1]
Last updated: 9/24/2013

  1. Gijsbers E, Knaap SF. Clinical presentation and chiropractic treatment of Tietze syndrome: A 34-year-old female with left-sided chest pain. J Chiropr Med. March 2011; 10(1):60-63.