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Is pleurisy ever fatal?
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Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
3 doctors agree
In brief: No, but read anyway.
Pleurisy is not a disease, it is a generic term used to describe symptoms of chest pain, usually quite sharp, worsens with deep breaths, and often associated with a viral illness (flu for example).
By itself it is not fatal, but some rare causes of pleurisy (emboli, or blood clots e.g.) are serious. If you're concerned about the severity or persistence of this pain, you should see your doctor, .

In brief: No, but read anyway.
Pleurisy is not a disease, it is a generic term used to describe symptoms of chest pain, usually quite sharp, worsens with deep breaths, and often associated with a viral illness (flu for example).
By itself it is not fatal, but some rare causes of pleurisy (emboli, or blood clots e.g.) are serious. If you're concerned about the severity or persistence of this pain, you should see your doctor, .
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
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Dr. Craig Greene
Sports Medicine
In brief: Unlikely
Unlikely unless associated with pulmonary embolism or dropped lung.

In brief: Unlikely
Unlikely unless associated with pulmonary embolism or dropped lung.
Dr. Craig Greene
Dr. Craig Greene
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