Bornholm disease

Other Names:
Epidemic pleurodynia
Devil's grip
Epidemic myalgia
Epidemis myosotis
Pain in chest

Bornholm disease, also known as epidemic pleurodynia, is a condition characterized by myositis of the abdomen or chest caused by the Coxsackie B virus or other viruses. The myositis manifests as an intermittent stabbing pain in the musculature that is seen primarily in children and young adults.

It is named after the Danish island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea where an outbreak was one of the first to be described.

Chest pain
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST