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What one is worse to have pneumonia or pleurisy and are they both contagious please answer asap?

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Dr. Robert Killian
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In brief: Pneumonia & Pleurisy

Pneumonia is usually a severe infection to either bacteria or virus.
Pleurisy is usually a secondary illness or consequence of a lung infection. There are so many different scenarios with both that I am not sure how to answer the rest of your question. Neither of them are good to have. And, both require some treatment.

In brief: Pneumonia & Pleurisy

Pneumonia is usually a severe infection to either bacteria or virus.
Pleurisy is usually a secondary illness or consequence of a lung infection. There are so many different scenarios with both that I am not sure how to answer the rest of your question. Neither of them are good to have. And, both require some treatment.
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