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Tietze syndrome


Other Names for this Disease

  • Chondropathia tuberosa
  • Costochondral junction syndrome
  • Tietze's syndrome
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Symptoms

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What are the signs and symptoms of Tietze syndrome?

The signs and symptoms of Tietze syndrome usually develop in young adulthood (before age 40). The most common symptom is mild to severe chest pain that may extend into the arms and/or shoulders. The onset of pain can be gradual or sudden and may worsen with coughing, sneezing, or deep breathing.[1][2]

More than 70% of cases occur on only one side (unilateral) and affect one joint. The affected joint is typically tender and swollen. While the pain associated with Tietze syndrome usually subsides after several weeks or months, the swelling may persist.[1]
Last updated: 11/11/2014

References
  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.
  2. Tietze syndrome. NORD. April 16, 2008; http://www.rarediseases.org/rare-disease-information/rare-diseases/byID/637/viewAbstract. Accessed 9/23/2013.


Other Names for this Disease
  • Chondropathia tuberosa
  • Costochondral junction syndrome
  • Tietze's syndrome
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.