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Pleurisy

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Contributors: Michael W. Winter MD, Benjamin L. Mazer MD, MBA
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Synopsis

Inflammation of the pleura characterized by a sharp chest pain that worsens during inspiration, coughing, or sneezing. Etiology includes viral infection, pulmonary embolism, tuberculosis, pericarditis, exudative pleural effusions, pneumothorax, and trauma including rib fractures. Common findings include fever, cough, dyspnea, pleural rub, and cyanosis. Findings and treatment will vary based on etiology.

Occasionally, surgery to drain fluid from the lungs in required.

Codes

ICD10CM:
R09.1 – Pleurisy

SNOMEDCT:
196075003 – Pleurisy

Differential Diagnosis & Pitfalls

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Drug Reaction Data

Below is a list of drugs with literature evidence indicating an adverse association with this diagnosis. The list is continually updated through ongoing research and new medication approvals. Click on Citations to sort by number of citations or click on Medication to sort the medications alphabetically.

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Last Updated: 09/27/2016
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Pleurisy : Cough, Fever, Pleuritic chest pain, Dyspnea, RR increased, Pleural rub
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