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What is pleurisy?

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Dr. Michael Ekizian
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Lining of lung

Pleuritis, or pleurisy, is an inflammation of the lining (parietal and visceral pleura) of the lung.
It can result from a viral infection, which is a common cause of pleuritic chest pain in young adults. Other causes include autoimmune diseases, such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis, and drugs that can cause a lupus-like syndrome.

In brief: Lining of lung

Pleuritis, or pleurisy, is an inflammation of the lining (parietal and visceral pleura) of the lung.
It can result from a viral infection, which is a common cause of pleuritic chest pain in young adults. Other causes include autoimmune diseases, such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis, and drugs that can cause a lupus-like syndrome.
Dr. Michael Ekizian
Dr. Michael Ekizian
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management

In brief: See below

Pleurisy is inflammation of the lining of the lungs and chest (the pleura) that leads to chest pain (usually sharp) when you take a breath or cough.

In brief: See below

Pleurisy is inflammation of the lining of the lungs and chest (the pleura) that leads to chest pain (usually sharp) when you take a breath or cough.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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