epidemic pleurodynia(redirected from epidemic myositis)
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epidemic pleurodynia[¦ep·ə¦dem·ik ‚plu̇r·ə′din·ē·ə]
An acute epidemic disease of humans, caused by coxsackie B virus; characterized by severe pain in the lower thorax and upper abdomen, and associated with fever and malaise.
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