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grip

 [grip]
1. a grasping or clasping.
2. popular term for influenza.
devil's grip epidemic pleurodynia.

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.

hand-foot-and-mouth dis·ease

(hand-fut-mowth di-zēz')
An exanthematous eruption of small, pearl-gray vesicles of the fingers, toes, palms, and soles, accompanied by painful vesicles and ulceration of the buccal mucous membrane and the tongue and by slight fever; the disease lasts 4-7 days, and is usually caused by Coxsackie virus type A-16, but other types have been identified. This disease is highly contagious and affects many children.

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.
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Nonfiction AUGUSTINE'S CONFESSIONS, CEASAR'S COMMENTARIES, THE DEVIL'S DICTIONARY (Bicrce), GOODE'S ATLAS, HAMMOND'S ATLAS, HOYLE'S RULES OF CARD GAMES, JAYNE'S SHIPS, etc., KING SOLOMON'S RING (Lorenz), PETERSON'S FIELD GUIDES, PLUTARCH'S LIVES, POOR RICHARD 'S ALMANACK (Franklin), ROBERTS' RULES OF ORDER
The result: Cancer cells from one devil can survive in others (see How the Devil's Cancer Catches, below).
The aim of the policy is to assist the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) to manage devil's claw resources, processes and products to ensure its sustainable management as well as the effective promotion of biodiversity conservation and human development.
The location for Devil's Ark was also selected due to its high elevation and natural landscape, which are similar to the Tasmanian devil's natural habitat.
People still believed in the devil's power to act in the physical world, but the reformed interpretation of the devil saw his real power as his "influence on the conscience" (287).
Anyone who survives the Devil's Triangle with no penalty strokes receives a certificate proclaiming the feat.
The devil's strategy is always the same, Amorth says: "He makes people believe that hell does not exist, that sin does not exist, and that he is nothing but one more experiment to try out.
When we pledge our allegiance to creation instead of to the Creator and want a better deal, as Adam and Eve did, than the one God has already promised us, we have crossed the threshold into the devil's territory.
Meanwhile, at parties, hostesses serve deviled eggs and devil's food cake.
An African American mother might tell her son or daughter that blues music is the devil's music not because it really steals one's soul but because she wishes to spare her child the additional pain and suffering that any social rebel necessarily brings upon him- or herself and the community.
TRIPLE murder suspect Brendan O'Donnell yesterday admitted killing Imelda Riney because she was "the Devil's daughter".
As John Ciardi says of it in his Browser's Dictionary, the devil to pay means "There will be a hard time coming, but not, as often supposed, in the sense of standing before the devil's bar to atone for one's sins.