Bornholm disease


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Related to Bornholm disease: pleurodynia, pleurisy, Tietze syndrome

Bornholm disease

(ˈbɔːnˌhɒlm)
n
(Pathology) an epidemic virus infection characterized by pain round the base of the chest
[C20: named after Bornholm, where it was first described]

Bornholm disease

(or pleurodynia) A viral infection that causes pain and overall swelling. It requires a long convalescence.
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Noun1.Bornholm disease - an acute infectious disease occurring in epidemic form and featuring paroxysms of pain (usually in the chest)
epidemic disease - any infectious disease that develops and spreads rapidly to many people
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Inflammation of the intercostal muscles between the ribs due to a viral infection, also known as Bornholm disease.
Bornholm disease - a viral infection that attacks the intercostal muscles located between the ribs.
Second is a condition called Bornholm disease - this is a viral inflammation of the muscles between the ribs.