pleuritis

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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.

pleur·i·sy

(plūr'i-sē),
Inflammation of the pleura.
Synonym(s): pleuritis
[L. pleurisis, fr. G. pleuritis]

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.

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.

pleur·i·sy

(plūr'i-sē)
Inflammation of the pleura.
Synonym(s): pleuritis.
[L. pleurisis, fr. G. pleuritis]

Pleuritis

Inflammation of the pleura, the membrane surrounding the lungs.