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Definition of Disease, Bornholm

Disease, Bornholm: Bornholm disease is a temporary illness that is a result of virus infection. The disease features fever and intense abdominal and chest pains with headache. The chest pain is typically worsened by breathing or coughing. The illness usually lasts from 3 to 14 days.

The most common virus causing Bornholm disease is an enterovirus called Coxsackie B.

Bornholm disease is also called epidemic myalgia and pleurodynia (because of inflammation of the lining tissue of the lungs).

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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