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pleu·ri·sy

 (plo͝or′ĭ-sē)
n.
Inflammation of the pleura, usually occurring as a complication of a disease such as pneumonia, accompanied by accumulation of fluid in the pleural cavity, chills, fever, and painful breathing and coughing.

[Middle English pluresy, from Old French pleuresie, from Late Latin pleurīsis, alteration of Latin pleurītis, from Greek : pleura, side + -ītis, -itis.]

pleu·rit′ic (plo͝o-rĭt′ĭk) adj.

pleurisy

(ˈplʊərɪsɪ)
n
(Pathology) inflammation of the pleura, characterized by pain that is aggravated by deep breathing or coughing
[C14: from Old French pleurisie, from Late Latin pleurisis, from Greek pleuritis, from pleura side]
pleuritic adj, n

pleu•ri•sy

(ˈplʊər ə si)

n.
inflammation of the pleura, with or without a liquid effusion in the pleural cavity, characterized by a dry cough and pain in the affected side.
[1350–1400; Middle English pluresy < Old French pleurisie < Late Latin pleurīsis, alter. of Latin pleurītis < Greek pleurîtis. See pleura, -itis]
pleu•rit•ic (plʊˈrɪt ɪk) adj.
pleuritis, pleurisy - Greek pleura, "side" or "rib," came to be used for the "inner lining of the chest; lungs," and pleuritis or pleurisy is the inflammation of this area.
See also related terms for inflammation.

pleurisy

Inflammation of the pleura (fluid-secreting coverings of the lungs). It may involve secretion of excess fluid (i.e. pleural effusion), which puts pressure on the lungs. Pleurisy is caused by infection or disease of the lungs.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pleurisy - inflammation of the pleura of the lungs (especially the parietal layer)pleurisy - inflammation of the pleura of the lungs (especially the parietal layer)
inflammatory disease - a disease characterized by inflammation
purulent pleurisy - a collection of pus in the lung cavity
pleuropneumonia - pleurisy and pneumonia
Translations

pleurisy

[ˈplʊərɪsɪ] Npleuresía f, pleuritis f

pleurisy

[ˈplʊərɪsi] npleurésie f

pleurisy

nBrustfellentzündung f, → Pleuritis f (spec)

pleurisy

[ˈplʊərɪsɪ] npleurite f

pleur·i·sy

n. pleuresía, infl. de la pleura.

pleurisy

n pleuresía
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A 32 year old African-American female presented to the hospital with left sided sharp, non-radiating, pleuritic chest pain for 2 days but denied any aggravating or relieving factors.
Pleuritic chest pain and lower-limb asymmetry were signs and symptoms more commonly found in patients who had PE.
In January 2016, a 40-year-old man sought care at a hospital in Alameda County, California, USA, with a 2-week history of progressive cough, dyspnea, pleuritic chest pain, and headache associated with fevers, chills, and night sweats.
The classic symptoms include shortness of breath, pleuritic chest pain (more often on the right side), shoulder pain (usually the right shoulder) and upper abdominal pain on either side.
Symptoms related to respiratory system such as cough with or without expectoration, haemoptysis, pleuritic chest pain and breathlessness were recorded.
A 33-year-old woman was admitted with pleuritic chest pain, a febrile episode of 38.
62-year-old woman with fever, dyspnea, pleuritic chest pain and weight loss.
Symptoms may include persistent dry cough, progressive dyspnoea, generalized weakness, malaise, weight loss, intermittent low-grade fever, pleuritic chest pain and rarely cyanosis and haemoptysis.
1] Because of the noninflammatory nature of chyle, patients do not experience pleuritic chest pain but present with dyspnea.
A 30-year-old female military recruit presented to her medical "sick call" clinic with a cough and pleuritic chest pain.
One of the cases was a 52-year-old man with pulmonary hypertension due to chronic pulmonary thrombosis and a history of splenectomy 26 years previously: He presented with acute dyspnea and pleuritic chest pain and was admitted with the diagnosis of acute pulmonary thromboembolic disease.
Positional pleuritic chest pain, improved by sitting forward and exacerbated by deep inspiration, is present in > 85-90% of cases.