Viral pleurisy is a viral infection of the pleura.

A viral pleurisy is most commonly caused by infection with Coxsackie B viruses. Occasionally, ECHO viruses cause a rare disease known as epidemic Pleurodynia or Bornholm disease that manifests with pleurisy, fever and muscle of the chest muscles. The disease occurs in the late summer months and affects adolescents and young adults.

Viral pleurisy is a viral infection of the pleura. A viral pleurisy is most commonly caused by infection with Coxsackie B viruses. Occasionally, ECHO viruses cause a rare disease known as epidemic Pleurodynia or Bornholm disease that manifests with pleurisy, fever and muscle of the chest muscles. The disease occurs in the late summer months and affects adolescents and young adults. The primary symptom of viral pleurisy are pleuritic pain; can be Pleural occasionally auscultation (pleural effusion: Diagnosis). The diagnosis is suspected in patients with pleuritic chest pain with or without systemic symptoms of viral infection. Usually, a chest radiograph is created. Other causes of pleuritic chest pain, such as pulmonary embolism and pneumonia must be considered and are sometimes excluded tests. Treatment is symptomatic, with oral NSAIDs or if necessary, by short courses of oral opiates.

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