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I need info on causes of costochondritis?
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Dr. Allen Seely
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In brief: Pain rib/cartilage
Costochondritis is an inflammation of the cartilage that connects a rib to the breastbone-sternum. Common causes are : injury & coughing and rare causes: rheumatoid arthritis, infection, & tumor. Costochondritis occurs most often in women and in people older than 40.
See also http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/costochondritis/ds00626.

In brief: Pain rib/cartilage
Costochondritis is an inflammation of the cartilage that connects a rib to the breastbone-sternum. Common causes are : injury & coughing and rare causes: rheumatoid arthritis, infection, & tumor. Costochondritis occurs most often in women and in people older than 40.
See also http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/costochondritis/ds00626.
Dr. Allen Seely
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