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1. Pleuritic pain in the chest.
2. Paroxysmal pain and soreness of the muscles between the ribs.
3. An epidemic disease caused by a coxsackievirus, characterized by paroxysmal pain in the lower chest and accompanied by fever, headache, and malaise.

[New Latin : pleur(o)- + Greek odunē, pain; see ed- in Indo-European roots.]


(Pathology) pain in the muscles between the ribs
[C19: from New Latin, from pleuro- + Greek -odynia, from odynē pain]
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Noun1.pleurodynia - pain in the chest caused by inflammation of the muscles between the ribs
hurting, pain - a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder; "the patient developed severe pain and distension"
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In study conducted by Schmidt et al, [24] IgM antibodies to Coxsackie virus in myocarditis, pericarditis and pleurodynia group was 27% as compared to 8% in control group; 33.
A flulike illness with fever, myalgias, and malaise was second most common (28% of cases), followed by hand/foot/ mouth syndrome (8%), pleurodynia (3%), fever with viral rash (3%), and aseptic meningitis (1%).
Epidemic pleurodynia (Bornholm disease), an acute febrile illness with myalgia caused by picornaviruses such as group B coxsackieviruses, is perhaps best known (24-26).
Common clinical presentations of CVB1 include aseptic meningitis, myocarditis, pleurodynia, and hand, foot, and mouth disease.