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Costochondritis (cont.)

Authors and Editors

Medical Author: William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

Medical Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, Chief Medical Editor, eMedicineHealth.com

Previous contributing author and editors:

Author: Jagvir Singh, MD, Acting Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Lutheran General Hospital of Park Ridge

Editors: Steven C Gabaeff, MD, FAAEM, Attending Physician, Emergency Medicine, Sutter Amador Hospital, Jackson, CA; Expert Consultant, Medical Board of California, Sacramento, CA; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Steven L Bernstein, MD, Vice-Chair, Academic Affairs, Department of Emergency Medicine, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center; Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mt Sinai School of Medicine

Reviewed by Marc Levesque, MD, Board Certified in Rheumatology - American Board of Internal Medicine

REFERENCE:

Koopman, William, et al., eds. Clinical Primer of Rheumatology. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2003.


Last Editorial Review: 11/18/2011

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