Literally meaning: “rib pain”.
Origin: Anc Greek
πλευρόν/pleuron(=side, rib) >πλέγμα ή πλεαρόν=plexus, because ribs are long, that curve around the chest to create the rib cage
+ οδύνη/odyni(= pain) > δυάω/diao(=regret)
Pleurodynia is the sudden and severe chest or abdominal pain attacks and breathing difficulties, that is a result of inflammation of the intercostal muscles and the muscular attachment of the diaphragm to the chest wall. The most common cause for disease is the Coxsackie B enterovirus and it is associated with fever, anorexia and headaches.