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Tietze syndrome

Also known as Costochondritis and Slipping Rib Syndrome

Tietze syndrome is a benign inflammation of one or more of the costal cartilages. It was first described in 1921 by the German surgeon Alexander Tietze (1864–1927).

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with tietze syndrome, 94% report having sharp chest pain, 51% report having rib pain, and 49% report having shortness of breath. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of tietze syndrome are sharp chest pain, rib pain, hurts to breath, and pain or soreness of breast, although you may still have tietze syndrome without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with tietze syndrome often receive radiographic imaging procedure, plain x-ray, electrocardiogram, complete blood count, kidney function tests, electrolytes panel, glucose measurement and cardiac enzymes measurement .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with tietze syndrome include methyl salicylate-menthol topical, lansoprazole/naproxen unidentified, bivalirudin, fluoride topical, triprolidine (actifed), kaolin / pectin, arnica topical, trolamine salicylate topical, hydrocodone / pseudoephedrine, lovastatin / niacin, hydrochlorothiazide / telmisartan, aluminum hydroxide / magnesium hydroxide / simethicone and tazarotene topical .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for tietze syndrome include age 15-29 years. On the other hand, age 1-4 years and age < 1 years almost never get tietze syndrome.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
1.3x
15-29 years
1.9x
30-44 years
1.4x
45-59 years
0.8x
60-74 years
0.4x
75+ years
0.4x

Sex

Male
0.8x
Female
1.2x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.2x
Hispanic
1.4x
White
0.9x
Other
0.8x
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