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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.
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a. pleurítico-a, rel. a o de la naturaleza de la pleuresía.
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adj pleurítico
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In November 2016, she presented with pleuritic chest pain, C-reactive protein (CRP) 3.08 (normal range 0.00-0.50) mg/dL, erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) 42 (normal range 0-37) mm/h, and anti-ds-DNA ab 5 (normal range 0.1-4) UI/mL, with no alterations of the hemogram, the complement, or the kidney function.
Pleuritic chest pain and lower-limb asymmetry were signs and symptoms more commonly found in patients who had PE.
Kassel said the physician made several mistakes, first by settling on a diagnosis of chest wall tenderness despite no history of trauma to the chest and no explanation for any cause for the tenderness, and then by erroneously concluding that pleuritic chest pain (inflammation of the membranes that surround the lungs) was not associated with an embolism, despite basic fundamental emergency medicine textbooks stating the contrary.
A 52-year-old male patient presented to the emergency department with a 3 days history of high fever, dry cough, and pleuritic right-sided chest pain.
Most patients had symptoms such as pleuritic pain, hemoptysis, dyspnea, cough, or precocious puberty, whereas 1 case was asymptomatic, and the tumor was discovered by chest roentgenogram.
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A 63-year-old woman with a history of hypertension presents to the emergency department (ED) with acute onset shortness of breath and pleuritic chest pain after traveling across the country for a work conference.
Generally, cough and dyspnea frequently accompany it, which may manifest with pleuritic chest pain and haemoptysis (6).
Age range was 20 to 90 years and patients presented with shortness of breath, nonspecific chest pain or pleuritic chest pain.
Other associated symptoms are exertional dyspnea, pleuritic chest pain with cough, and palpitations [1-7].
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.