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2022 Nov 28

J Clin Pharm Ther

The efficacy of oral corticosteroids for treatment of Tietze syndrome: A pragmatic randomized controlled trial.


Elsayed H H, Ali I, Abdel-Gayed M, Warda A M, Moharram A A
J Clin Pharm Ther. 2022 Nov 28.
PMID: 36443282.


Tietze syndrome is a rare form of chest wall costochondritis with joint swelling which can cause significant chest pain and decline in ability of daily activities. There is no standardized treatment protocol. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of adding oral steroids in addition to other non- steroidal treatment in improvement of pain and quality of life (QOL) in patients with Tietze syndrome.