epidemic pleurodynia


: an acute epidemic form of pleurisy characterized by sudden onset with fever, headache, and acute diaphragmatic pain and caused by various Coxsackieviruses (especially serotypes of species Human enterovirus B)

called also Bornholm disease, devil's-grip

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“Epidemic pleurodynia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/epidemic%20pleurodynia. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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