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Bornholm disease

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Bornholm disease is a disease caused by the Coxsackie virus. It is named after the Danish island Bornholm where the first documented cases occurred.

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Other names

It is also known as the devil's grip, epidemic myalgia, epidemic pleurodynia or The Grasp of the Phantom

Transmission

It is spread by contact and epidemics usually occur during warm weather in temperate regions and at any time in the tropics.

Symptoms

Symptoms include:

Prognosis

The illness lasts about a week and is rarely fatal. There is no specific treatment.

External links

  • PersonalMD (http://www.personalmd.com/healthtopics/crs/pleuro.shtml)

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