What are the signs and symptoms of pleurodynia caused by coxsackievirus infection?

Updated: Aug 24, 2018
  • Author: Martha L Muller, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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This is a muscular disease, and viral invasion of muscles, causing inflammation, is suspected; however, direct histologic evidence is lacking. Epidemic pleurodynia is usually associated with outbreaks of group B coxsackievirus infection.

Patients present with fever and sharp, paroxysmal, spasmodic pain in the chest and upper abdomen.

All patients recover completely within 1 week.


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