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Unusual cause of chest pain, Bornholm disease, a forgotten entity; case report and review of literature

Amos Lal, Jamal Akhtar, Sangeetha Isaac, Ajay Kumar Mishra, Mohammad Saud Khan, Mohsen Noreldin, George M Abraham
Respiratory Medicine Case Reports 2018, 25: 270-273
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Chest pain is a common symptom culminating in hospital admissions and specialist referrals. Although cardiac work up is pursued in most of the cases, cardiac etiology is found to be the culprit in minority of the cases. Acute chest pain is a clinical syndrome that may be caused by almost any condition affecting the thorax, abdomen, or internal organs. On occasions this extensive and expensive diagnostic work up can be avoided with awareness of commoner and non-lethal reasons. We report a case of a woman with Bornholm disease secondary to Coxsackievirus B5 (CB5) infection and supplementary review of literature till date.

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