pleuritis

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pleuritis

(plʊəˌraɪtɪs)
n
(Medicine) med an instance of pleurisy

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.
Translations

pleu·ri·tis

n. pleuritis. V.: pleurisy.

pleuritis

n pleuritis f
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3) Pleural effusion due to lupus pleuritis is typically an exudate and may be unilateral or bilateral.
The features that in the past, were most helpful to distinguish lupus pleuritis from other causes of effusions were immunologic, such as reduced levels of complement, presence of ANA, and LE cells.
The finding is not a constant in lupus pleuritis, however, as Khare, et al, reported, only three of eight patients with lupus pleuritis has a pleural-fluid-to-serum-ANA ratio of 1.