epidemic pleurodynia


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Noun1.epidemic pleurodynia - 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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Epidemic pleurodynia (Bornholm disease), an acute febrile illness with myalgia caused by picornaviruses such as group B coxsackieviruses, is perhaps best known (24-26).
Several male patients in the Yonezawa outbreak also had orchitis, which is described as a symptom of epidemic pleurodynia (24) but may also be associated with systemic infection, although we have no evidence to support this hypothesis.