Bornholm Disease

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Bornholm Disease otherwise known as the Devil's grip, the Epidemic myalgia, or the Epidemic pleurodynia, the Epidemic transient diaphragmatic spasm or The Grasp of the Phantom is a medical condition that is brought about by a viral infection..


Diagnosis includes laboratory examinations to determine the virus, creatinine kinase, undergoing white cell count and undergoing chest x-ray and ECG.


Treatment includes administration of medicines that are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents and by undergoing therapy that uses heat to muscle affected.

Symptoms and Signs

The symptoms of Bornholm Disease includes chest pains, pain the upper abdomen, deep breathing, fever, flu-like symptoms, headache and rib muscle tenderness.


Bornhols Disease is said to be caused by a viral virus names as the Coxsackievirus.

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