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 (plo͝or′ō-no͝o-mōn′yə, -nyo͝o-)
1. Inflammation of the pleura and lungs; pneumonia aggravated by pleurisy.
2. An infectious febrile disease of cattle, caused by a mycoplasma and characterized by inflammation of the pleura and lungs.


(Pathology) pathol the combined disorder of pleurisy and pneumonia


(ˌplʊər oʊ nʊˈmoʊn yə, -ˈmoʊ ni ə, -nyʊ-)

pleurisy conjoined with pneumonia.
pleu`ro•pneu•mon′ic (-nuˈmɒn ɪk, -nyu-) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pleuropneumonia - pleurisy and pneumonia
pneumonia - respiratory disease characterized by inflammation of the lung parenchyma (excluding the bronchi) with congestion caused by viruses or bacteria or irritants
pleurisy - inflammation of the pleura of the lungs (especially the parietal layer)
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First report on the molecular prevalence of Mycoplasma capricolum subspecies capripneumoniae (Mccp) in goats the cause of contagious caprine pleuropneumonia (CCPP) in Balochistan province of Pakistan.
Non descriptive goat showing respiratory distress with pyrexia, nasal discharges and mortality were confirmed as cases of contagious caprine pleuropneumonia and were successfully treated with tylosin and thus controlled the horizontal spreading of the disease within the flock.
Our results show that contagious caprine pleuropneumonia may pose a substantial threat to the survival of endangered Tibetan antelope.
Participatory investigation of Contagious Caprine Pleuropneumonia (CCPP) in goats in the Hammer and Benna-Tsemay districts of southern Ethiopia.

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