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What are the symptoms of costochondritis?

I am 21, 155lbs and 5'9" I am have been fairly healthy and recently diagnosed with costochondritis though showed symptoms since March but presented with shortness of breathe not chest pain originally. I am wondering if any internal organs could be effected by the chondritis and if it can effect my hair and my nails
Thu, 14 Aug 2014
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Costochondritis is the information of cartilage in the rib cage. It is like soft tissue infection. It treated properly it will not cause any harm to internal organ. And unless you are suffering from connective tissue disease it will not cause any thing to your hair or nails.
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