pleurodynia


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pleurodynia

[‚plu̇r·ə′dī·nē·ə]
(medicine)
Severe paroxysmal pain and tenderness of the intercostal muscles.
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Association of group B Coxsackie viruses with cases of pericarditis, myocarditis, or pleurodynia by demonstration of immunoglobulin m antibody.
Of the 372 index cases, more than half (53%) also had a family member with an NPEV illness, including 51% of the 105 with myalgia/malaise, 20% of the 10 with rash, 57% of the 214 with stomatitis, and 45% of the 11 with pleurodynia.
Table 1 Characteristics of precordial catch syndrome Sudden onset Occurs most frequently at rest Very well localized Sharp, stabbing, needlelike pain Exacerbated by deep breathing Each episode lasts for 30 seconds to 3 minutes Sudden, complete resolution No associated symptoms No abnormal physical findings Table 2 Differential diagnosis of chest pain Cardiac causes Angina pectoris Pericarditis Mitral valve prolapse Supraventricular tachycardia Pulmonary causes Pneumonia Asthma Pleurodynia Pneumothorax Gastrointestinal causes Gastritis Esophagitis Chest wall causes Trauma Muscle strain Inflammatory costochondritis Chest wall syndrome Slipping rib syndrom (a) Other causes Sickle cell disease Substance abuse (cocaine) (a) For a description of slipping rib syndrome, see Porter GE.
She had a condition called pleurodynia, an inflammation of the surface covering the lungs, the pleurae.