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Costochondritis & tietze syndrome, is this arthritis?

Costochondritis & tietze syndrome, is this arthritis?

Both are...: Both are considered an inflammatory condition of the rib bone/sternum cartilage interface. They are considered synonomous. They can occur in many types of arthritis. ...Read more

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What is tietzes syndrome?

What is tietzes syndrome?

Tietizes syndrome: Fancy name for costochodritis - or inflamation of the sternum rib joints. The cartilage between the sternum and ribs becomes inflammed - sometimes causing pain similar to a heart attack. Generally any good antiinflammatory medication can help relieve it. But any chest pain that seems to get worse or associated with sweating or left arm pain should be evaluated promptly. ...Read more

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How is Tietze syndrome diagnosed?

How is Tietze syndrome diagnosed?

Clinical diagnosis: Based on your reported symptoms(history) and your examination. Tietze's syndrome is chest wall pain at the costochondral(bone-cartilage junctions of that front chest/sternum) with associated swelling at the joints too. Costochondritis lacks the joint swelling. Sometimes inflammatory markers like an ESR/CRP are checked as it tends to be normal in costochondritis and elevated in Tietze's. ...Read more

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What is antiphospolipid syndrome (hughes syndrome)?

What is antiphospolipid syndrome (hughes syndrome)?

Antiphospholipids: An autoimune disorder characterized by antibodies to certain phopholipids that predisposes to clotting problmes and pregnancy complications. A certain percentage will develop into systemic lupus. ...Read more

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Is patellofemoral syndrome typically associated with marfan's syndrome?

Is patellofemoral syndrome typically associated with marfan's syndrome?

PFS can happen: Marfan syndrome patients can get aches and pains in many joints because of the looser ligaments trying to hold the joints together at rest and under physical stress. Patellofemoral syndrome is common in normal, active school-aged children, so it is hard to tell whether or not it occurs more often in marfan syndrome kids. ...Read more

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Whats compartment syndrome?

Whats compartment syndrome?

CS: It is a very severe and serious condition that can result in nerve and muscle damage if not treated. It results from pressure on those tissues, often from fracture, crush injury or lack of blood flow to the tissue. ...Read more

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Is munchausen syndrome herreitery?

Possibly: There may be some hereditary predisposition. Munchausen syndrome was reported in two brothers, two twins and couple families. ...Read more

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Whats chronic compartment syndrome?

Whats chronic compartment syndrome?

Same as exertional: Chronic compartment syndrome is the same as exertional compartment syndrome. It is when the pressure from the muscle compartment in the shin is high. It causes pain in the front of the shin after activity or exercise and it typically is relieved after rest. Some patients report numbness and tingling to the front of the foot as well. It can be experienced in any kind of sport that involves running. ...Read more

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What's reye syndrome?

What's reye syndrome?

Acute liver failure: Recognized in the early 60's this pattern of acute liver failure/coma & death often struck kids recovering from the flu or chickenpox. After improving they went through a rapid decline in aleartness & were found to have liver failure.An association with Aspirin products led to almost total elimination it it's use in kids<16yo. It is now rarely if ever seen even at the largest children's hospitals. ...Read more

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What's turner syndrome?

What's turner syndrome?

45 X/0 Pattern: At conception, one half of a set of 46 (23pairs) chromosomes (cms) is brought from egg & sperm.If the combination is missing one x of the sex cms, a female is born with 45 instead of 46 cms, to reflect the loss.The lost cms can effect every cell in the body, resulting in a variety of heart, kidney, brain or other problems. It also may cause no specific problem & not be noticed until lat childhood. ...Read more

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What's evans syndrome?

What's evans syndrome?

Anemia: Evans syndrome is a rare type of anemia in which the body makes antibodies that destroys white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets. ...Read more

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Whats reiter's syndrome?

Whats reiter's syndrome?

Joint, entheses dz: Reactive arthritis (formerly known as reiter's syndrome) is an uncommon (<0.01%) inflammatory arthritic condition preceded by an infection, usually in the gastrointestinal (i.E diarrhea) or genitourinary (i.e. Uti) tracts. Specific bacterial have been linked to this disease. Rheumatologists call this disease a spondylarthropathy, affecting both joints and entheses primarily. ...Read more

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What are frey syndrome, horner's syndrome and shy-drager syndrome?

What are frey syndrome, horner's syndrome and shy-drager syndrome?

What do they have in: They all have abnormalities of autonomics and other nervous sytem problems. ...Read more

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What is dequervain syndrome?

What is dequervain syndrome?

Tendon irritation : There are numerous tendons to the fingers which pass through a series of tunnels or pulleys along the outer parts of the wrist. These are organized into 6 tunnels or passages called dorsal compartments. When the first two tendons pass through the first dorsal compartment and become inflamed, most commonly via overuse, we call it dequervain's syndrome. It most commonly occurs in middle aged women. ...Read more

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Is cubital tunnel syndrome rare?

Is cubital tunnel syndrome rare?

No: it is not rare but less prevalent than carpal tunnel syndrome for every 20 carpal tunnels i do one cubital tunnel release ...Read more

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Whats idiopathic musculoskeletal pain syndrome?

Whats idiopathic musculoskeletal pain syndrome?

See below: Idiopathic is simply a fancy term to say that we do not know what the cause is. In this case, this would be a very general term that states that the person has musculoskeletal pain and we do not know the cause. The condition that comes closest to this is fibromyalgia which is widespread muscular pain whose cause is unknown. ...Read more

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Whats kartagener's syndrome?

Whats kartagener's syndrome?

Cilia: Kartagener syndrome is an inherited disorder that prevents the cilia (little hairs that whip out foreign material) from removing material for the respiratory tracts. This causes bronchiectasis & frequent infections (pneumonia, sinusitis, bronchitis & ear infections). ...Read more

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Describe tarsal tunnel syndrome?

Describe tarsal tunnel syndrome?

Pain, burning: Tarsal tunnel syndrome is an injury or compression of the posterior tibial nerve. This runs behind the inside ankle bone into the foot at the level of the heel bone. Most symptoms will be pain and burning from the level of the ankle to the bottom of the foot depending on which nerve branches are involved. ...Read more

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