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Is pleurisy contagious?

Pleurisy is not a contagious condition. However, sometimes the condition that leads to pleurisy is contagious. Infections such as influenza, pneumonia, and tuberculosis, which are the main cause of pleurisy, are all contagious conditions. If you come into contact with someone who has pleurisy because of a viral infection, it may be a good idea to limit your physical contact and to wash your hands afterward.

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What do I need to know about caring for someone with pleurisy?
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The main thing for you to understand about pleurisy is that it is painful. Your loved one may be in ...
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How do other illnesses affect pleurisy?
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The most significant way that other illnesses affect pleurisy is that they cause the condition in th...
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Is pleurisy known by any other names?
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There are other names for pleurisy. The painful lung condition is also known as pleuritis, pleuritic...
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How long does pleurisy last?
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How long pleurisy lasts depends on what causes it. If the cause can be fully treated and cured, such...
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