A 40-year-old member asked:
is pleurisy considered contagious?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Aaron Milstone answered
26 years experience Pulmonology
No: Pleurisy typically occurs with or after a viral/bacterial infection. The pleurisy is an inflammation of the lining of the lung in response to infection. It is not infectious itself but the cause of the pleurisy may be (ie pneumonia).
Answered on Mar 18, 2013
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