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Is pleurisy known by any other names?

There are other names for pleurisy. The painful lung condition is also known as pleuritis, pleuritic chest pain, and pleuritic pain. All of these names indicate the same exact medical condition.

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Is pleurisy serious?
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The conditions that cause pleurisy are usually more serious than the condition itself. Though pleuri...
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What is pleurisy?
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Pleurisy, also called pleuritis, occurs when the membrane (pleura) that lines the chest cavity and s...
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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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