Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Pleurisy Treatment

Treatment for pleuritis depends on the underlying cause. Treatment may include narcotic pain medications, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain, or antibiotics.

Specific treatment for pleuritis may include:

Pleurisy Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat pleuritis:

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Last Updated: Nov 2, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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