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Costochondritis (cont.)

Costochondritis Prognosis

Noninfectious costochondritis will go away on its own, with or without anti-inflammatory treatments. Most people will recover fully.

Infectious costochondritis responds well to intravenous (IV) antibiotics and surgical repair, but recovery may take a long time.

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