Tietze Syndrome

Below you will find more information about Tietze Syndrome from Medigest. If you believe that you are suffering from any of the symptoms of Tietze Syndrome it is important that you obtain an accurate diagnosis from a medical professional to ensure that you obtain the correct medication or treatment for your condition. There are medical conditions that carry similar symptoms associated with Tietze Syndrome and therefore the information provided by Medigest is offered as a guideline only and should never be used in preference to seeking professional medical advice. The information relating to Tietze Syndrome comes from a third party source and Medigest will not be held liable for any inaccuracies relating to the information shown.

Definition

Tietze syndrome, also known as costochondritis, is the swelling of the rib cage due to injuries and other underlying diseases that affect the rib cage cartilage.

Diagnosis

The disease can be diagnosed by undergoing CT scan and X-ray examinations.

Treatment

NSAIDs are the most effective treatment for the disease, combined with adequate rest.

Symptoms and Signs

The main signs of rib inflammation include chest pain, irregular heartbeat, numbness and stiffness of the ribs, difficulty in breathing and anxiety.

Causes

Costochondritis can be a result of cardiovascular and pulmonary illnesses; it can also be due to environmental factors such as extreme heat, ingestion of harmful chemicals, and cigarette smoking.

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