Overview

Bornholm disease


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

(devil’s grip, epidemic myalgia, epidemic pleurodynia) a disease caused by Coxsackie viruses, named after the Danish island where the first documented cases occurred. It is spread by contact and epidemics usually occur during warm weather in temperate regions and at any time in the tropics. Symptoms include fever, headache, and attacks of severe pain in the lower chest. The illness lasts about a week and is rarely fatal. There is no specific treatment.

Subjects: Medicine and Health.


Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.