Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Pleuritis Evaluation

The evaluation of pleuritis begins with a history and physical exam.

Physical findings in someone with pleuritis may include:

Testing may be required to find the cause of pleuritis.

Tests that may be used to evaluate pleuritis include:

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Last Updated: Dec 23, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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