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Why do some people get costochondritis and others don't?
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Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Usually viral illnes
Costochondritis, or tietze's syndrome, is an inflammation of the costochondral junction along the anterior chestwall adjacent to the sternum. It is usually caused by a viral illness, and like all viral illnesses who gets it is hard to predict.
No genetic predisposition has been suggested. A strong immune system is probably the best defense, i.e., good rest, good nutrition, etc.

In brief: Usually viral illnes
Costochondritis, or tietze's syndrome, is an inflammation of the costochondral junction along the anterior chestwall adjacent to the sternum. It is usually caused by a viral illness, and like all viral illnesses who gets it is hard to predict.
No genetic predisposition has been suggested. A strong immune system is probably the best defense, i.e., good rest, good nutrition, etc.
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
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Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics
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In brief: You've been lucky
Inflammation of the front of the rib cage where it meets your chest bone-sternum. It has connections formed of cartilage.
The cause can be many things. One of course is potentially viral, also indirectly a bacterial infection causing a patient to cough so much the movement of their ribs is irritated. Immune deficiency diseases as sarcoid; other causes as trauma and curvature of spine incr chance.

In brief: You've been lucky
Inflammation of the front of the rib cage where it meets your chest bone-sternum. It has connections formed of cartilage.
The cause can be many things. One of course is potentially viral, also indirectly a bacterial infection causing a patient to cough so much the movement of their ribs is irritated. Immune deficiency diseases as sarcoid; other causes as trauma and curvature of spine incr chance.
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Dr. Marci Dietrich
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