Can Pleurisy Cause Back Pain?

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Pleurisy means inflammation of the pleura, the membrane that covers the lungs and lines the inside of the chest cavity. Depending on its cause, pleurisy can be associated with an accumulation of fluid in the space between the lungs and chest wall called a pleural effusion, or it can be dry pleurisy, which has no fluid accumulation.

Pleurisy can develop many ways, including:

  • Lung infection - In industrialized nations, bacterial pneumonia (lung infection) resulting from ...

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