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What exactly is pleurisy?

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Dr. Jason Boyer
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In brief: Pain from the lung

Pleurisy is pain cased by inflammation and/or friction between the lung and the inside of the chest wall.
Since every breath causes motion between these two structiures, it can become quite painful. A varitety of conditions can cause the irritation and treatment is focused on symptoms as well as the root cause of the inflammation.

In brief: Pain from the lung

Pleurisy is pain cased by inflammation and/or friction between the lung and the inside of the chest wall.
Since every breath causes motion between these two structiures, it can become quite painful. A varitety of conditions can cause the irritation and treatment is focused on symptoms as well as the root cause of the inflammation.
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