diaphragmatic pleurisy

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Noun1.diaphragmatic pleurisy - an acute infectious disease occurring in epidemic form and featuring paroxysms of pain (usually in the chest)
epidemic disease - any infectious disease that develops and spreads rapidly to many people
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The mechanism of abdominal pain in pulmonary embolism is not well known as it could be due to diaphragmatic pleurisy or liver congestion.