[ploo r-uh-din-ee-uh] /ˌplʊər əˈdɪn i ə/
pain in the chest or side.
Also called epidemic pleurodynia, devil’s grip. an epidemic disease caused by a coxsackievirus, characterized by sudden chest pain, mild fever, and recurrence on the third day of these symptoms.
pain in the muscles between the ribs
epidemic pleurodynia n.
An epidemic disease caused by a coxsackievirus, characterized by paroxysmal pain in the lower chest and accompanied by fever, headache, and malaise. Also called Bornholm disease, devil’s grip, diaphragmatic pleurisy, epidemic myalgia, epidemic myositis.
pleurodynia pleu·ro·dyn·i·a (plur’ə-dĭn’ē-ə)
- Epidemic pleurodynia virus
epidemic pleurodynia virus n. A strain of coxsackievirus that causes epidemic pleurodynia. Also called Bornholm disease virus.
- Epidemic polyarthritis
epidemic polyarthritis n. A mild febrile illness of humans in Australia characterized by polyarthralgia and rash, and caused by the Ross River virus.
- Epidemic roseola
epidemic roseola n. See rubella.
- Epidemic typhus
epidemic typhus n. A form of typhus characterized by high fever, mental and physical depression, and macular and papular eruptions; it is caused by Rickettsia prowazekii and transmitted by body lice.