/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 these symptoms.
[1795-1805; < NL; see PLEUR-, -ODYNIA]

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▪ viral disease
also called  Bornholm disease,  

      viral (coxsackie B) epidemic disease with an incubation period of two to four days, marked by a brief fever, severe chest and lower back pain aggravated by deep breathing and movement, and a tendency to recur at intervals of a few days. The disease is usually self-limiting, terminating in complete recovery. Pain and fever can be relieved in part by aspirin or ibuprofen.

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Universalium. 2010.

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  • 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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