Bornholm disease


[named for the Danish island Bornholm]
An epidemic disease marked by sudden intense pleuritic or abdominal pain and fever. It is caused by various coxsackie viruses.
SYN: SEE: epidemic pleurodynia

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents and local application of heat may control symptoms.

SYN: SEE: devil's grip

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