Also known as pleuritis, pleurisy is the inflammation of the visceral and parietal pleurae that line the inside of the thoracic cage and envelop the lungs.


Pleurisy develops as a complication of pneumonia, tuberculosis, viruses, systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, uremia, Dressler’s syndrome, cancer, pulmonary infarction, and chest trauma.

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Jun 16, 2016 | Posted by in GENERAL & FAMILY MEDICINE | Comments Off on Pleurisy
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