Also known as Bornholm disease, this is a temporary illness that is a result of virus infection. The disease features fever and intense abdominal and chest pains with headache. The chest pain is typically worsened by breathing or coughing. The illness usually lasts from 3 to 14 days. The most common virus causing Bornholm disease is an enterovirus called Coxsackie B. Bornholm disease is also called epidemic myalgia. The name "pleurodynia" refers to the inflammation of the lining tissue of the lungs.
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1. Pleuritic pain in the chest. 2. A painful affection of the tendinous attachments of the thoracic muscles, usually of one side only. SYN: costalgia. [pleuro- + G. odyne, pain]
- epidemic p. an acute infectious disease usually occurring in epidemic form, characterized by paroxysms of pain, usually in the chest, and associated with strains of Enterovirus coxsackievirus type B. SYN: benign dry pleurisy, Bornholm disease, Daae disease, devil grip, diaphragmatic pleurisy, epidemic benign dry pleurisy, epidemic diaphragmatic pleurisy, epidemic myalgia, epidemic myositis, myositis epidemica acuta, epidemic transient diaphragmatic spasm, Sylvest disease.

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pleu·ro·dyn·ia .plu̇r-ə-'din-ē-ə n
1) a sharp pain in the side usu. located in the intercostal muscles and believed to arise from inflammation of fibrous tissue

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severe paroxysmal pain arising from the muscles between the ribs. It is often thought to be of rheumatic origin.

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pleu·ro·dyn·ia (ploor″o-dinґe-ə) [pleur- + -odynia] 1. pain in the pleural cavity. 2. costalgia (def. 2). Called also pleuralgia.

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  • Pleurodynia — Pleu ro*dyn i*a, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? side + ? pain.] (Med.) A painful affection of the side, simulating pleurisy, usually due to rheumatism. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pleurodynia — /ploor euh din ee euh/, n. Pathol. 1. pain in the chest or side. 2. Also called epidemic pleurodynia, devil s grip. an epidemic disease caused by a coxsackievirus, characterized by sudden chest pain, mild fever, and recurrence on the third day of …   Universalium

  • pleurodynia — n. chest pain, pain of the side …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pleurodynia — pleu·ro·dyn·ia …   English syllables

  • pleurodynia — n. severe paroxysmal pain arising from the muscles between the ribs. It is often thought to be of rheumatic origin …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • pleurodynia —   n. pain in muscles of chest or side …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • pleurodynia — noun pain in the chest caused by inflammation of the muscles between the ribs • Syn: ↑pleuralgia, ↑costalgia • Hypernyms: ↑pain, ↑hurting …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pleurodynia epidemica — Klassifikation nach ICD 10 B33.0 Pleurodynia epidemica Bornholmer Krankheit Myalgia epidemica …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • epidemic pleurodynia — n an acute epidemic form of pleurisy characterized by sudden onset with fever, headache, and acute diaphragmatic pain and caused by various coxsackieviruses (esp. serotypes of species Human enterovirus B) called also Bornholm disease, devil s… …   Medical dictionary

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