Definition of Bornholm disease in English:

Bornholm disease


  • [mass noun] A viral infection with fever and pain in the muscles of the ribs.

    • ‘Has anyone had Bornholm disease?’
    • ‘Epidemic pleurodynia also is called Bornholm disease, Sylvest's disease, devil's grip and epidemic benign dry pleurisy.’
    • ‘I had bornholm disease three months ago; I am 28 years old, female, and asthmatic’
    • ‘My son is 17 and was just diagnosed with bornholm disease.’
    • ‘Viruses that cause Bornholm disease are present in the faeces of infected individuals.’
    • ‘Not only so but Bornholm disease may occur with severe spasmodic pain in the chest simulating angina or abdominal pain simulating appendicitis, cholecystitis or pancreatitis.’
    • ‘It is certainly possible that a person with Bornholm disease could also have pericarditis.’
    • ‘After various tests, ultrasounds, x-rays, and numerous trips to doctors and hospitals, I have been diagnosed with Bornholm's Disease.’
    • ‘Syndromes associated particularly with Coxsackie B virus are pleurodynia, also known as Bornholm disease or devil's grippe, which presents with severe pleuritic chest pain, sometimes accompanied by abdominal pain and vomiting, asceptic meningitis, colds, and myocardial or pericardial infections.’
    • ‘Pleurodynia (also called Bornholm disease) is a related coxsackie virus infection that causes painful spasms in the muscles of the chest and upper abdomen.’
    • ‘How long after you were diagnosed with Bornholm disease did you have an effective treatment or cure?’
    • ‘I've just found out that my two children have Bornholm disease.’
    • ‘More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Bornholm disease is available below.’


1930s: named after the island of Bornholm, where it was first described.


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