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How do blood tests help diagnose pleurisy?

Blood tests can detect infections and autoimmune disorders that cause pleurisy. It is important for pleurisy treatment that the cause of pleurisy be identified, because a major component of pleurisy treatment is treating the condition that causes it. This is why pleurisy diagnosis is usually followed by tests to figure out what condition led to pleurisy.

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How long does pleurisy last?
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Is pleurisy serious?
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What do I need to know about caring for someone with pleurisy?
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