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Viral Pleurisy


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  • Between the two layers of pleura there is fluid present for its lubrication. This fluid is called pleural fluid.[tandurust.com]
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  • Pain receptors are present on the parietal pleura.[online.epocrates.com]
Malaise
  • […] sharp pain or even agonizing crushing chest pain mimicking MI [51] pericardial friction rub; approximately 80% will have accompanying pleural effusions (dullness to percussion and decreased breath sounds at the lung bases) Uremia known renal impairment, malaise[online.epocrates.com]
Pleural Effusion
  • When there is excessive accumulation of fluid in between the pleural space this condition is referred to as pleural effusion or some call it as pleurisy.[tandurust.com]
  • Patients suspected of having a pleural effusion should undergo chest imaging to diagnose its extent. Chest ultrasound has replaced the lateral decubitus x-ray in the evaluation of suspected pleural effusions and as a guide to thoracentesis.[accesspharmacy.mhmedical.com]
  • If you have pleural effusion, you may need to have the fluid drained through a tube that the doctor inserts in your chest. In some cases of pleural effusion, you may need pleurodesis.[peoriaearnosethroat.com]
Pleuritic Pain
  • Other causes of pleurisy and pleuritic pain There are other more serious causes of pleuritic pain but these are much less common than viral pleurisy.[betleysurgery.nhs.uk]
Painful Cough
  • Codeine-based cough syrup—to treat a painful cough. Prevention Pleurisy may be prevented with: Proper care for health problems that can cause pleurisy. Flu shot and pneumonia vaccine may be helpful. It may be most helpful for older adults.[winchesterhospital.org]
  • According to the Mayo Clinic, the symptoms of pleurisy include: Chest pain that worsens when you breathe, cough or sneeze Shortness of breath, because you will try to minimize breathing in and out to prevent pain Cough (in some cases) Fever (in some cases[ksl.com]
  • […] occupation in construction or ship building or repair no specific findings distinguish asbestos-related pleural disease such as benign asbestos pleural effusion from other forms of pleural disease Mesothelioma may be a history of exposure to asbestos; chest pain[online.epocrates.com]
  • Other symptoms of pleurisy may include: rapid, shallow breathing because of the pain; cough; chills and fever; and respiratory distress due to large amounts of fluid in the pleural space (known as pleural effusion) making it difficult for the lungs to[mydr.com.au]
Pleural Disorder
  • Blood Tests Blood tests can show whether you have an illness that increases your risk of pleurisy or another pleural disorder.[nhlbi.nih.gov]
  • Pleural Disorders Your pleura is a large, thin sheet of tissue that wraps around the outside of your lungs and lines the inside of your chest cavity. Between the layers of the pleura is a very thin space.[icdlist.com]
  • How Are Pleurisy and Other Pleural Disorders Diagnosed? National Heart Lung and Blood Institute [On-line information]. Available online at . Accessed June 2012. Crawford Mechem, C. (Updated 2011 July 8). Emergent Management of Pleural Effusion.[labtestsonline.it]
Abdominal Pain
  • On the day of admission, she presented to ED with vomiting, watery diarrhea, abdominal pain, chest pain, and respiratory distress. Laboratory findings showed hypoalbuminemia and proteinuria.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • pain radiating to the back, steatorrhea, malnutrition, diabetes mellitus weight loss, jaundice[online.epocrates.com]
  • Common side effects of these antibiotics include diarrhea, nausea, and abdominal pain. If the patient has tuberculosis, more specialized antibiotics are used for a longer period of time. If the infection is viral, antibiotics will not be effective.[health24.com]
Failure to Thrive
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  • […] to thrive; history of purified protein derivative (PPD; tuberculin) positivity dullness to percussion; diminished breath sounds in area of effusion; rarely, directly draining sinus tract of empyema necessitans (chronic untreated empyema that has eroded[online.epocrates.com]
Chest Pain
  • SOURCES: American College of Gastroenterology: "Non-Cardiac Chest Pain." Merck Manuals Online Medical Library: "Lung and Airway Disorders: Symptoms" and "Chest Pain." National Lung Health Education Program: "Chest Pain."[webmd.com]
  • Pleuritic chest pain Pleuritic chest pain is a symptom of pleurisy and is caused by the parietal pleura becoming inflamed.[independentnurse.co.uk]
  • Some of your blood may be sent to the lab for analysis to help rule out other causes of chest pain. Can Pleurisy Symptoms Be Treated at Home? Some chest pain is dangerous.[emedicinehealth.com]
Pruritus
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  • […] impairment, malaise, itch sallow skin, confusion; exam may be normal Cirrhosis history of alcohol misuse, intravenous drug use, unprotected sexual intercourse, obesity, blood transfusion, known hepatitis infection; fatigue, weakness, weight loss, or pruritus[online.epocrates.com]
Alopecia
  • ; dry eyes or mouth malar rash; alopecia; joint tenderness; tenderness to muscle palpation (systemic lupus erythematosus [SLE]); joint deformities; synovitis (rheumatoid arthritis); dry mucous membranes (Sjogren syndrome) Drug reactions recent use of[online.epocrates.com]
Night Sweats
  • […] chest wall masses Pulmonary/extrapulmonary tuberculosis (TB) TB infection in past; contact with patients with active TB; history of time spent in shelters or incarceration; origin in area of endemic TB; chronic cough with sputum production; fevers; night[online.epocrates.com]
Back Pain
  • Most other causes of back pain don't have this quality, however, for some people back pain will worsen with cough. (As can be seen in spinal disc disease.) Source: Getty Images How is pleurisy diagnosed? The pain of pleurisy is very distinctive.[medicinenet.com]
  • ; pain may migrate with the propagation of the dissection; stroke, acute myocardial infarction due to obstruction of aortic branches; dyspnea due to acute aortic regurgitation; history of hypertension, Marfan syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, or syphilis[online.epocrates.com]
Muscle Spasm
  • Occasionally, echovirus causes a rare condition known as Epidemic Pleurodynia (Bornholm pleurodynia), manifesting as pleuritis, fever, and chest muscle spasms. The condition occurs in the late summer and affects adolescents and young adults.[univadis.co.uk]
Dizziness
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  • Schedule an appointment with your doctor as soon as you can if you experience any of the following: chest pain that worsens when you cough or sneeze shortness of breath that leaves you dizzy or disoriented a feeling of pressure on your ribcage or lungs[healthline.com]
  • Other side effects include dizziness and fatigue. Corticosteroids: Corticosteroids are often used to treat pleuritis caused by lupus, cardiac injury, or sarcoidosis.[health24.com]
Amnesia
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Neuralgia
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Vertigo
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Workup

Pleural Effusion
  • When there is excessive accumulation of fluid in between the pleural space this condition is referred to as pleural effusion or some call it as pleurisy.[tandurust.com]
  • Patients suspected of having a pleural effusion should undergo chest imaging to diagnose its extent. Chest ultrasound has replaced the lateral decubitus x-ray in the evaluation of suspected pleural effusions and as a guide to thoracentesis.[accesspharmacy.mhmedical.com]
  • If you have pleural effusion, you may need to have the fluid drained through a tube that the doctor inserts in your chest. In some cases of pleural effusion, you may need pleurodesis.[peoriaearnosethroat.com]
Pleural Rub
  • The classical sign of pleural rub can be elicited by a stethoscope. It is the rubbing sound of the two pleural layers. Cough Loss of appetite. Treatment For Viral Pleurisy External splinting of the chest wall can reduce the pain of pleurisy.[tandurust.com]
  • Doctors usually check for a sound caused by pleurisy, often described as a pleural "rub," by listening for the creaky, scratchy sound of the pleura rubbing together during a breath.[medbroadcast.com]
  • Your doctor may hear what is known as a pleural rub — a squeaky rubbing sound in the chest. This is a classic sign of pleurisy. Tests The following tests may be used to help diagnose the cause of pleurisy.[mydr.com.au]
  • As described above, one common feature in patients with pleurisy is a pleural rub, in which the parietal and visceral pleurae rub together and cause friction. This friction, brought about by pleural inflammation, can be acute or chronic.[uspharmacist.com]
Pleural Rub
  • The classical sign of pleural rub can be elicited by a stethoscope. It is the rubbing sound of the two pleural layers. Cough Loss of appetite. Treatment For Viral Pleurisy External splinting of the chest wall can reduce the pain of pleurisy.[tandurust.com]
  • Doctors usually check for a sound caused by pleurisy, often described as a pleural "rub," by listening for the creaky, scratchy sound of the pleura rubbing together during a breath.[medbroadcast.com]
  • Your doctor may hear what is known as a pleural rub — a squeaky rubbing sound in the chest. This is a classic sign of pleurisy. Tests The following tests may be used to help diagnose the cause of pleurisy.[mydr.com.au]
  • As described above, one common feature in patients with pleurisy is a pleural rub, in which the parietal and visceral pleurae rub together and cause friction. This friction, brought about by pleural inflammation, can be acute or chronic.[uspharmacist.com]
Pleural Adhesions
  • People with pleural adhesions have: Recurrence of frequent pleuritis, Chronic pain, Short of breath.[hickeysolution.com]

Treatment

  • Treatment For Viral Pleurisy External splinting of the chest wall can reduce the pain of pleurisy. Treating the underlying cause like tuberculosis, heart disease or kidney disease will reduce the effusion.[tandurust.com]
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  • Acupuncture and herbal treatments have been suggested as treatments for pain, inflammation, breathing trouble, mucus buildup, and infection.[sharecare.com]
  • Treatment for pleurisy Treatment for pleurisy may include: treating the underlying cause – for example, treatment for tuberculosis anti-inflammatory medications other medications to manage the pain antibiotics for a bacterial infection draining off the[betterhealth.vic.gov.au]

Prognosis

  • Prognosis The outcome of treatment may depend on the seriousness of the underlying disease. Most cases of pleuritis of unknown cause heal with time.[diagnose-me.com]
  • In case of infectious bacterial pleuritis , the prognosis is not defined and people can develop complications that could cause permanent damage. The time of restoration of viral pleuritis is quite long and it takes at least two weeks.[hickeysolution.com]
  • Prognosis Prompt diagnosis, followed by appropriate treatment, ensures a good recovery for most pleurisy patients. Generally speaking, the prognosis for pleurisy is linked to the seriousness of its cause.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]
  • Outlook Pleurisy is treatable, and the prognosis is good, but complications can arise if it is left untreated.[medicalnewstoday.com]
  • Prognosis The outlook for pleurisy differs from person to person, depending on the cause.[healthand.com]

Etiology

  • […] accumulation separates parietal and visceral pleurae, decreased chest pain; large effusions compromise respiration and may cause coughing, shortness of breath, tachypnoea, cyanosis, rib retraction. pleuritis Pleurisy Pulmonary medicine Pleural inflammation Etiology[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]
  • Diagnostic evaluation of pleural effusion in adults: Additional tests for undetermined etiology. . Accessed Sept. 12, 2016. Sheski FD. An overview of medical thoracoscopy. . Accessed Sept. 19, 2016.[mayoclinic.org]

Pathophysiology

  • Pathophysiology The pleural space is a potential space that can be filled with a variety of substances including transudative fluid, exudative fluid, pus, blood, air, or chyle.[online.epocrates.com]

Prevention

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  • You may have less pain after this happens, because the fluid prevents the two layers of the pleura from rubbing together. If there is a large amount of fluid, it may prevent the lung from expanding when you breathe in.[peoriaearnosethroat.com]

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