Epidemic Pleurodynia

(Bornholm Disease; Bornholm disease)

A Bornholm disease is a febrile illness which is almost always caused by coxsackie B group. The infection leads to severe pleuritic chest – or abdominal pain.

An epidemic Pleurodynia can occur at any age but is most common in children.

A Bornholm disease is a febrile illness which is almost always caused by coxsackie B group. The infection leads to severe pleuritic chest – or abdominal pain. An epidemic Pleurodynia can occur at any age but is most common in children. Symptoms It comes to a sudden onset of severe, often intermittent, often pleuritic epigastric pain, abdomen or in the front lower thoracic region, with fever and often headache, sore throat and malaise. The core muscles involved may swell and become tender. The symptoms usually disappear within 2-4 days, but can occur within a few days back and persist for several weeks or recur. There are sometimes a complicating aseptic meningitis, orchitis, rarely, a myopericarditis. After recovery may lead to subsequent infections with other Coxsackie Group B. Diagnosis Clinical assessment When a child who otherwise has unexplained severe pleuritic or abdominal pain during an epidemic outbreak, the diagnosis may be obvious. In other situations, however, the symptoms can be difficult to distinguish from those that cause due to other causes chest or abdominal pain. A laboratory diagnosis is not routinely required. It is to recognize or virus in a throat swab or stool specimen -nachträglich- by detection of seroconversion. Therapy relief of symptoms, including NSAIDs The therapy involves nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and other symptomatic measures.

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