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can a viral infection cause pleurisy ?

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
41 years experience Preventive Medicine
YesPresumedMostFreq.: Pleurisy, inflammation of the thin, delicate lining inside the chest, visceral portion covering/outside layer of the lungs, parietal layer lining the inside of the chest wall, both layers oozing small amounts of clear salt water filtered from blood capillaries & serving as lubricant, is presumed commonly from viral infections, however, as a body response, could be triggered by any no of triggers.
Answered on Mar 13, 2020
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