Can Pleurisy Kill You?

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Prevention

In some cases, you can prevent pleurisy by preventing the medical condition that causes it. For example, some types of pneumonia can be prevented by vaccination. Rheumatic fever can be prevented by prompt antibiotic treatment of strep throat.

Not all cases of pleurisy can be prevented.

Treatment

The treatment of pleurisy depends on its underlying cause:

  • Lung infection - Pleurisy caused by bacterial pneumonia is treated with antibiotics. Pulmonary tuberculosis is...

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