What is Pleurisy?

Pleurisy (also known as pleuritis) is an inflammation of the pleura, the lining surrounding the lungs. There are many possible causes of pleurisy but viral infections spreading from the lungs to pleural cavity are the most common.

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Hi, I have had bronchitis that led to pneumonia which led to pleurisy. Yet I have hhad the past week with my pleurisy a pounding heart and resting...

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Hello! Thanks for posting your query . Pleurisy is a common complication of pneumonia . The good news is , if detected in early stage, it can be...

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I was diagnosed with pleurisy 6 months ago with partially collapsed lung due to infection. The infection was treated with antibiotics but I am...

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With the available described symptoms, persistence of pain after pleurisy with collapsed lungs...

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I have had sever chest pain on the right side of my chest since early February since the flu. I have been on steroids thinking it may be pleurisy,...

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Thanks for the query

The right sided chest pain can be due to some reasons especially more common in women are

plueritic chest pain like...

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