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Costochondritis (cont.)

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Physical therapy is sometimes used in more chronic costochondritis. Infectious costochondritis requires close follow-up to prevent spread or recurrence of the infection.

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In contrast to myocardial ischemia or infarction, costochondritis is a benign cause of chest pain and is an important consideration in the differential diagnosis.

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