Pleurisy: Symptom or Condition?

Jennifer Confer, PharmD, BCPS; Jennifer Egbert-Kibler, PharmD


US Pharmacist 

In This Article

Abstract and Introduction


Pleurisy, also referred to as pleuritis, is an inflammation of the parietal pleura in the lungs. Clinically recognized as pain that is sharp, localized, and made worse by deep inspiration or coughing, pleurisy has a diverse array of possible causes.[1] This article will review the physiology and generalized symptoms of pleurisy and pleuritic chest pain, as well as discuss causes and treatment options.


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