Tietze syndrome is a rare, inflammatory disorder characterized by chest pain and swelling of the cartilage of one or more of the upper ribs (costochondral junction). Onset of pain may be gradual or sudden and may spread to affect the arms and/or shoulders. Tietze syndrome is considered a benign syndrome and, in some cases, may resolve itself without treatment. The exact cause of Tietze syndrome is not known.


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  1. I do not have this disease, I am being aware of rare diseases that no one knows about or it is hardly talk about. My rare disease is Oculodentaldigital dysplasia.

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