Bornholm disease
Bornholm disease is a temporary illness that is a result of virus infection. The disease features fever and intense abdominal and chest pains with headache. The chest pain is typically worsened by breathing or coughing. The illness usually lasts from 3 to 14 days. The most common virus causing Bornholm disease is an enterovirus called Coxsackie B. Bornholm disease is also called epidemic myalgia and pleurodynia (because of inflammation of the lining tissue of the lungs).

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Born·holm disease 'bȯrn-.hōlm- n EPIDEMIC PLEURODYNIA

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a disease caused by Coxsackie virus, named after the Danish island where the first documented cases occurred. It is spread by contact and epidemics usually occur during warm weather in temperate regions and at any time in the tropics. Symptoms include fever, headache, and attacks of severe pain in the lower chest. The illness lasts about a week and is rarely fatal. There is no specific treatment.

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Born·holm disease (bornґhōm) [Bornholm, island in Denmark where some of the first documented cases occurred] epidemic pleurodynia.

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