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pleuritis

 [ploo͡-ri´tis]
pleurisy.
lupus pleuritis pleurisy, pleural effusion, and fever in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.
rheumatoid pleuritis pleurisy, pleural effusion, and often empyema in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
tuberculous pleuritis pleurisy with pleural effusion and tubercles on the pleura in patients with primary tuberculosis.
uremic pleuritis pleurisy, usually of the fibrinous type, with pleural effusion in patients with uremia, often accompanying uremic pericarditis.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

pleur·i·sy

(plūr'i-sē),
Inflammation of the pleura.
Synonym(s): pleuritis
[L. pleurisis, fr. G. pleuritis]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

pleuritis

Pleural inflammation.
 
Aetiology
Respiratory tract infections, TB, rheumatoid disease, lung neoplasms.
 
Clinical findings
Chest wall pain at the site of inflammation, which increases with breathing, coughing and chest movement; the pleural surfaces, roughened by inflammation, rub together with each breath, causing a rough grating sound (“friction rub”) heard with a stethoscope; fluid accumulation separates parietal and visceral pleurae, decreased chest pain; large effusions compromise respiration and may cause coughing, shortness of breath, tachypnoea, cyanosis, rib retraction.
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pleuritis

Pleurisy Pulmonary medicine Pleural inflammation Etiology RTIs, TB, rheumatoid disease, lung neoplasms Clinical Pain over the chest wall at the site of inflammation, which ↑ with breathing, coughing, chest movement; the pleural surfaces, roughened by inflammation, rub together with each breath, causing a rough grating sound–“friction rub”–heard with a stethoscope; fluid accumulation separates parietal and visceral pleurae, ↓ chest pain; large effusions compromise respiration and may cause coughing, SOB, tachypnea, cyanosis, retractions. See Tuberculous pleuritis.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

pleur·i·sy

(plūr'i-sē)
Inflammation of the pleura.
Synonym(s): pleuritis.
[L. pleurisis, fr. G. pleuritis]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Pleuritis

Inflammation of the pleura, the membrane surrounding the lungs.
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