Overview Incidence Risk Factors Symptoms Evaluation Treatment specialist Home Care pain and inflammation warning signs Outlook Underlying Cause Anatomy
- Friction rub:
- Heard during examination of the lungs with a stethoscope
- Difficulty breathing
- Rapid breathing rate
Testing may be required to find the cause of pleuritis.
Tests that may be used to evaluate pleuritis include:
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PubMed Pleurisy References
- Owens MW, Milligan SA. Pleuritis and pleural effusions. Curr Opin Pulm Med. 1995 Jul;1(4):318-23. 
- Rahman NM, Chapman SJ, Davies RJ. Pleural effusion: a structured approach to care. Br Med Bull. 2005 Mar 14;72:31-47. Print 2004.