Uremic pleuritis - definition of uremic pleuritis by The Free Dictionary
pleuritis (redirected from uremic pleuritis)
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(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.
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Uremic pleurisy results from an unknown putative agent, and therefore uremic pleuritis is a diagnosis of exclusion, that persists or recurs despite aggressive haemodialysis.
Uremic pleuritis is a fibrinous pleuritis that results from unknown putative agents.
Only 12 patients (1.5%) were found to have exudative pleural effusions caused by CHF alone; most such effusions are due to infection, malignancy or uremic pleuritis