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.
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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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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
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