Pleurisy

Causes

Appropriate 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