Bornholm Disease - Bornholm Disease Symptom, Causes, Treatment
What is Bornholm Disease?
Bornholm Disease ia a viral infection by
types of the coxsackieviruses, which cause inflammation of muscles,
those between the ribs. It is
pass around from person to person,
by coughing or sneezing.
Bornholm disease (named after a Danish island, and also known as pleurodynia)
appears in epidemics and
impacts children and adolescents. Epidemic pleurodynia also known as Bornholm disease, Sylvest's disease, devil's grip and epidemic benign dry pleurisy. It
is caused by one of the group B coxsackieviruses and is less
occurs by a group A coxsackievirus or an echovirus.
Symptom of Bornholm Disease
Symptom of Bornholm Disease include the
pains in the chest and upper abdomen which are
by deep breathing; fever, headache and
flu-like symptoms; and tenderness of the muscles in the
last about one to two days in children and
two to six days in adults. Sometimes the pain and fever reoccur after one to two days of symptoms being absent. Rarely
recurrences of pain and fever
over a period of three weeks or more.
Diagnosis of Bornholm Disease
in an epidemic, although
causes of acute chest and abdominal pain must be
Your doctor may push on muscles in your chest to
if the pressure
a spasm of pain. Often, your doctor can
if there is an outbreak of the
in your area.
from time to time
to cause inflammation in other organs, including the pleura (membrane surrounding the lungs), lungs, heart, liver, brain and testes.
Treatment of Bornholm Disease
There is no
heal. The best treatment of Bornholm Disease is
bed rest, and fever and pain can be
by paracetamol for children or aspirin for adults. Recovery in uncomplicated cases is
within a week. Here is the list of
of the preclusion tips or tips for treating Bornholm Disease:
- People of any age may be
involved although it
people under the age of 30.
- Painkillers and drugs to
fever may be
utilised. Heat therapy with a hot water bottle
the painful area may
- Intravenous immune globulin may be utilised to treat newborns and those with a
- Superb hygiene and
the risk of
dealing the infection.