dry pleurisy(redirected from dry pleuritis)
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Related to dry pleuritis: benign dry pleurisy
pleurisy with a fibrinous exudation, without an effusion of serum, resulting in adhesion between the opposing surfaces of the pleura.
dry pleurisyA complication of acute bacterial pneumonia, tuberculosis or rheumatic fever, caused by multiple serofibrinous adhesions on the visceral pleura, which may, if intense, cause fibrothorax.
Pain and guarding on inspiration; patients often lie on the affected side to “splint”.