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A 32-year-old male asked:

Dr says i have costochindritis but blood work for inflammation in my body came back negative how that possible?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Costochondritis : Is local inflammation that would not typically cause a systemic inflammatory response. Blood work will remain normal and help in ruling out other systemic inflammatory conditions.
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