diaphragmatic pleurisy


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ep·i·dem·ic pleur·o·dyn·i·a

an acute infectious disease usually occurring in widespread outbreaks, characterized by paroxysms of pain, usually in the chest, and associated with strains of Coxsackievirus type B.

diaphragmatic pleurisy

inflammation of the pleural covering of the diaphragm, which produces severe pain in the epigastric and hypochondrial regions and, occasionally, referred pain via the phrenic nerve to the shoulder.

ep·i·dem·ic pleu·ro·dy·ni·a

(ep'i-dem'ik plūr'ō-din'ē-ă)
An acute infectious disease usually occurring in epidemic form, characterized by paroxysms of pain, usually in the chest, and associated with strains of coxsackievirus type B.
Synonym(s): Bornholm disease, Daae disease, devil's grip, diaphragmatic pleurisy, epidemic myalgia, epidemic myositis, myositis epidemica acuta, Sylvest disease.

diaphragmatic pleurisy

Inflammation of the diaphragmatic pleura. Symptoms include intense pain under the margin of the ribs, sometimes referred into the abdomen, with tenderness upon pressure; thoracic breathing; tenderness over the phrenic nerve referred to the supraclavicular region in the neck on the same side; hiccough; and extreme dyspnea.
See also: pleurisy