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epidemic pleurodynia

noun, Pathology.
pleurodynia (def 2). Unabridged
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epidemic pleurodynia in Medicine

epidemic pleurodynia n.
An epidemic disease caused by a coxsackievirus, characterized by paroxysmal pain in the lower chest and accompanied by fever, headache, and malaise. Also called Bornholm disease, devil's grip, diaphragmatic pleurisy, epidemic myalgia, epidemic myositis.

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