The main symptom of Bornholm disease is severe stabbing chest pain, which is often made worse by deep breathing, Cough or sudden movements. The pain tends to come and go, with episodes lasting15 to 30 minutes.

Bornholm diseasesometimes also causes tummy pain, fever, headache , a sore throat and muscle pain.

These symptoms usually start suddenly and persist for several days before going away without the need for treatment.They may return, however.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018