Pleurodynia caused by an echovirus 1 brought back from the tropics

Masja Leendertse*, Michèle van Vugt, Kimberley S. Benschop, Karin van Dijk, Rene P. Minnaar, Hetty W.M. van Eijk, Caspar J. Hodiamont, Katja C. Wolthers

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A 31 year-old woman presented with acute pain on the left side of the thorax and abdomen, radiating to the back together with fever, after she had returned from traveling in Southeast Asia. Except for pleural friction rub auscultated on the left hemithorax, no physical abnormalities were detected. We diagnosed a classical course of Bornholm disease, caused by an echovirus type 1. While described as a classical pathogen causing Bornholm disease, this genotype has not been reported frequently in Surveillance data in the Western World.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)490-493
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Virology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013

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