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- informal term for Bornholm disease
- ‘It was definitely the devil's grip - you don't forget that pain.’
- ‘Epidemic pleurodynia also is called Bornholm disease, Sylvest's disease, devil's grip and epidemic benign dry pleurisy.’
- ‘They are enterovirus, devil's grip, enteroviral vesicular pharyngitis, enteroviral vesicular stomatitis with exanthem (Hand, foot and mouth disease), enteroviral lymphonodular pharyngitis (acute lymphonodular pharyngitis), Bornholm disease, epidemic myalgia.’
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