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Pleurisy is a condition in which the layer covering the lungs, called the pleura, becomes inflamed. It is sometimes called pleuritis.
Symptoms of pleurisy
The most common symptom of pleurisy is sharp chest pain when breathing in and out.
Causes of pleurisy
Pleurisy is the inflammation of the pleura. It is usually caused by another condition, such as an infection.
Diagnosing pleurisy
Pleurisy can usually be diagnosed by studying your symptoms, although further tests sometimes need to be carried out.
Treating pleurisy
Treatment for pleurisy usually involves relieving pain and treating the underlying cause of the condition.
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