Quiz: Remember the definition of mal de mer?
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.
pleurodynia pleu·ro·dyn·i·a (plur'ə-dĭn'ē-ə)
Pleuritic pain in the chest.
Paroxysmal pain and soreness of the muscles between the ribs, usually due to muscular rheumatism. Also called pleuralgia.