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what is an inflammation of visceral and parietal pleura?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Multiple pathologies: Inflammation of the pleura, pleurisy, may be due to infections in the pleural cavity or overlying lung. There is generally inflammation of the pleura overlying lung infarcts. Auto-immune diseases, e.g., lupus can also cause inflammation of pleura. Pleurisy of apparent unknown cause should be treated as tuberculosis unless proven otherwise.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
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Dec 27, 2017

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