Pleurisy

Last updated: Friday, 24, December, 2010
CausesAppropriate Tests

See also Pleural effusion

Bacterial infection

Pneumonia, especially

  • Streptococcus pneumoniae
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis

 


See Tuberculosis

Subphrenic Abscess

Viral infection

Pleurodynia

Viral pneumonia 

See under Pneumonia

Pulmonary infarction

See Pulmonary embolism

Connective tissue diseases, especially

SLE

Malignancy, especially

Pleural fluid cytology; pleural biopsy occasionally helpful.

Carcinoma lung

Mesothelioma