dry pleurisy

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Related to dry pleuritis: benign dry pleurisy

dry pleur·i·sy

pleurisy with a fibrinous exudation, without an effusion of serum, resulting in adhesion between the opposing surfaces of the pleura.

dry pleurisy

Etymology: AS, dryge, dry; Gk, pleuritis
inflammation of the pleura without effusion of serum. The cause may be a localized injury. Dry pleurisy may also be an early sign of tuberculosis.

dry pleurisy

A complication of acute bacterial pneumonia, tuberculosis or rheumatic fever, caused by multiple serofibrinous adhesions on the visceral pleura, which may, if intense, cause fibrothorax.

Clinical findings
Pain and guarding on inspiration; patients often lie on the affected side to “splint”.

dry pleu·ri·sy

(drī plūr'i-sē)
Pleurisy with a fibrinous exudation, without an effusion of serum, resulting in adhesion between the opposing surfaces of the pleura.
Synonym(s): adhesive pleurisy, fibrinous pleurisy, plastic pleurisy.