Definition of Epidemic pleurodynia
1. Noun. An acute infectious disease occurring in epidemic form and featuring paroxysms of pain (usually in the chest).
Generic synonyms: Epidemic Disease
Medical Definition of Epidemic pleurodynia
1. An acute infectious disease usually occurring in epidemic form, characterised by paroxysms of pain, usually in the chest, and associated with strains of Enterovirus coxsackievirus type B. Synonym: benign dry pleurisy, Bornholm disease, Daae's disease, devil's grip, diaphragmatic pleurisy, epidemic benign dry pleurisy, epidemic diaphragmatic pleurisy, epidemic myalgia, epidemic myositis, myositis epidemica acuta, epidemic transient diaphragmatic spasm, Sylvest's disease. (05 Mar 2000)
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