epidemic pleurodynia

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pleurodynia

 [ploor″o-din´e-ah]
1. pain in the pleural cavity; called also pleuralgia.
2. costalgia (def. 2).
epidemic pleurodynia an epidemic disease usually caused by group B coxsackieviruses and sometimes by group A coxsackieviruses, echoviruses, and other enteroviruses, marked by a sudden attack of violent pain in the chest, fever, and a tendency to recurrence on the third day. Called also devil's grip and Bornholm disease.

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.

epidemic pleurodynia

an acute infectious disease caused by strains of enterovirus Coxsackie, type B, mainly affecting children. It is characterized by severe intermittent pain in the abdomen or lower chest, fever, headache, sore throat, malaise, and extreme myalgia. The symptoms may continue for weeks or subside after a few days and recur for a period of weeks. Transmission is through the fecal-oral route. Treatment is symptomatic; complete recovery is usual. Also called Bornholm disease, devil's grip, epidemic myalgia, epidemic myositis.

Bornholm disease

A coxsackievirus B infection first described on the Danish island of Bornholm.

Clinical findings
A usually self-limited viral illness characterised by sudden onset of spasmodic pain in the lower chest often with dyspnoea, nonspecific abdominal pain, myalgia, fever, headache and myocarditis.

DiffDx, pleuritic pain
Pulmonary embolism, pleural effusion, myocarditis, pericarditis, pneumothorax, Tietz syndrome, shingles.

DiffDx, abdominal pain
Peptic ulcer, cholecystitis, hepatitis, subphrenic abscess.

Epidemiology
Transmitted oral-faecally with shared drinks, is highly contagious, occurs in the spring and fall in temperate climates, primarily affects children and young adults and causes severe disease in neonates.

epidemic pleurodynia

An acute viral infection, most commonly by coxsackievirus–usually B1-6; A4, A6, A10; enteroviruses 1, 6, 9, 19; EP is a summer, early fall disease first described on the Danish island of Bornholm Clinical Paroxysmal crushing, 'vise-like' pain, in the chest of adults or upper abdomen of children, SOB; ±12 of Pts have multiple recurrences Complications Septic meningitis in 5%, orchitis

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.

Daae,

Anders, Norwegian physician, 1838-1910.
Daae disease - an acute infectious disease usually occurring in epidemic form, characterized by paroxysms of pain and associated with strains of Enterovirus coxsackievirus type B. Synonym(s): epidemic pleurodynia

Sylvest,

Ejnar, Norwegian physician, 1880-1931.
Sylvest disease - an acute infectious disease usually occurring in epidemic form. Synonym(s): epidemic pleurodynia