Definition of Bornholm disease in English:

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Bornholm disease

Pronunciation: /ˈbɔːnhəʊmdɪziːz/

noun

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