fibrinous pleurisy


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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

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.

fibrinous pleurisy

Pleurisy with severe and continuous pain. Aspiration gives negative results, and later much retraction of the affected side.
See also: pleurisy