Definition of Bornholm disease in English:

Bornholm disease

Line breaks: Born|holm dis|ease
Pronunciation: /ˈbɔːnhəʊmdɪziːz
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • A viral infection with fever and pain in the muscles of the ribs.
    More example sentences
    • Pleurodynia (also called Bornholm disease) is a related coxsackie virus infection that causes painful spasms in the muscles of the chest and upper abdomen.
    • More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Bornholm disease is available below.
    • Viruses that cause Bornholm disease are present in the faeces of infected individuals.

Origin

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

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