Pleurisy (cont.)

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Can pleurisy be prevented?

Some cases of pleurisy can be prevented, depending on the cause. For example, early intervention in treating pneumonia may prevent the accumulation of pleural fluid. In the case of heart, lung, or kidney disease, management of the underlying disease can help prevent the fluid collection.

REFERENCE:
Fauci, Anthony S., et al. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. 17th ed. United States: McGraw-Hill Professional, 2008.

Previous contributing author and editor: Zab Mohsenifar, MD and William C. Shiel, Jr., MD, FACP, FACR
Medically reviewed by James E Gerace, MD; board certified internal medicine with subspecialty in pulmonary disease


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/4/2013

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