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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience in Hospital-based practice
Treat the underlying: Most often associated with pneumonia. May need antibiotics, pain medications, cough suppressants etc see my previous answers. Inflammation of pleura l ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Many factors: Viral infection (influenza, mumps) lung infections from bacteria (eg, tuberculosis ) or parasites (eg, amebiasis) lupus asbestosis pancreatitis ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience in Hospital-based practice
Clinical exam: Usually determined by clinical exam. There are no specific tests but chest x ray may reveal pneumonia.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
It depend on the : Cause and if it is acute or chronic, acute one it take about 2 weeks with the proper medications, in chronic cases go on for month tell the under lyin ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Pleuritis: Pleuritis or pleurisy is the inflammation of pleura (the lining of the lungs and the cavity they are in). Usually, viral in nature, it only requires t ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
I believe so: Pleurisy is inflammation of the lining of the lungs and chest (the pleura) that leads to chest pain (usually sharp) when you take a breath or cough.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
25 years experience in Pulmonology
Depends: Pleuritis, infection or inflammation of the pleura, the membrane covering the lungs, can happen with a large number of reasons and each of them can ca ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. C. michael Bowman
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Several weeks: Depending on the cause, the pain may disappear more slowly or more quickly. Pleurisy is usually a sign of infection of the lining of the lung between ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience in Hospital-based practice
No difference: Basically same.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience in Hospital-based practice
Treat the underlying: Most often associated with pneumonia. May need antibiotics, pain medications, cough suppressants etc see my previous answers. Inflammation of pleura l ... Read More

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