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.

pleur·o·dyn·i·a

(plūr'ō-din'ē-ă),
1. Pleuritic pain in the chest.
2. A painful affection of the tendinous attachments of the thoracic muscles, usually only on one side.
Synonym(s): costalgia
[pleuro- + G. odynē, pain]

pleurodynia

/pleu·ro·dyn·ia/ (-din´e-ah)
1. pain in the pleural cavity.
2. costalgia (2).

epidemic pleurodynia  an epidemic disease due to coxsackievirus B, marked by sudden violent pain in the chest, fever, and a tendency toward recrudescence on the third day.

pleurodynia

(plo͝or′ə-dĭn′ē-ə)
n.
1. Pleuritic pain in the chest.
2. Paroxysmal pain and soreness of the muscles between the ribs.
3. An epidemic disease caused by a coxsackievirus, characterized by paroxysmal pain in the lower chest and accompanied by fever, headache, and malaise.

pleurodynia

[ploo͡r′ōdin′ē·ə]
Etymology: Gk, pleura + odyne, pain
acute inflammation of the intercostal muscles and the muscular attachment of the diaphragm to the chest wall. It is characterized by sudden, severe pain and tenderness, fever, headache, and anorexia. These symptoms are aggravated by movement and breathing. The lungs are not affected, and characteristically there is no cough or pleural effusion. See also epidemic pleurodynia.

pleurodynia

Pleural pain. See Epidemic pleurodynia.

pleur·o·dyn·i·a

(plūr'ō-din'ē-ă)
1. Pleuritic pain in the chest.
2. A painful affection of the tendinous attachments of the thoracic muscles, usually of one side only.
Synonym(s): costalgia.
[pleuro- + G. odynē, pain]

pleurodynia

See BORNHOLM DISEASE.

pleurodynia

paroxysmal pain in the intercostal muscles due to muscular disease or irritation of the pleural surface.