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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.


a. pleurítico-a, rel. a o de la naturaleza de la pleuresía.


adj pleurítico
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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.
62-year-old woman with fever, dyspnea, pleuritic chest pain and weight loss.
A 33-year-old woman was admitted with pleuritic chest pain, a febrile episode of 38.
There were no histories of fever, shortness of breath, hemoptysis or cough with pleuritic chest pain.
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.
One week postoperatively, the patient presented to the emergency department for a worsening nonproductive cough that intensified when supine, and was associated with subscapular pleuritic pain.
A 53-year-old male presented with a six month history of pleuritic left-sided chest pain associated with night sweats, fever, cough, and occasional frank hemoptysis.
One patient (5%) had pleuritic chest pain on the same side of the embolized PAVM, in spite of being on nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs, which resolved within 48 hours without further management.