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Does pleurisy affect children differently than adults?

Pleurisy affects children the same way as adults. If your child has symptoms of pleurisy such as chest pain, shortness of breath, cough, or fever, make an appointment with your child's doctor. Make sure that any over-the-counter medications you give to your child for pain and cough are safe for children, and be careful to follow correct dosing instructions.

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