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Old 11-10-2010, 01:27 AM   #1
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What is Costochrondritis?

Hey everyone. This is apparently a new board. I have never heard of this condition before. Apparently it is an inflammation of some type since "itis" means inflammation. But what specific type of inflammation is it?

 
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Old 11-10-2010, 04:34 AM   #2
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Re: What is Costochrondritis?

Hey wwwgirl:

Costochonrondritis is the inflammation of the cartiledge in your rib cage.

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Re: What is Costochrondritis?

Is it similar to Pleurisy?

 
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Re: What is Costochrondritis?

Yes and no. They can both cause sharp pain in the chest that can be worse when breathing, but what causes that pain is different. For pleurisy the lining around the lung is inflammed.

 
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