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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.]
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(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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Most summer colds seen in private practice are self-limited, presenting with fever alone or clinically distinctive pictures such as hand-foot-and-mouth disease (HFMD), herpangina, or pleurodynia. However, enteroviruses also cause serious illnesses such as meningitis, myocarditis, encephalitis, and neonatal sepsis.
Most acute viral infections do not need molecular diagnosis; however, due to the etiologic association to various diseases like myocarditis, aseptic meningitis, encephalitis, pleurodynia, pericarditis, and diabetes mellitus, identifying a viral etiology can help customize treatment and understand prognosis [11].
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; 33.3% (5/15) positivity rate for Coxsackie virus was shown by A.
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.
Another 3% had pleurodynia, 3% had fever with rash, and 1% had aseptic meningitis.