The Doctor And An X-ray
Inflammation of the pleura without an effusion results in localized sharp pain made worse on deep inspiration, coughing and bending or twisting movements. Common causes are pneumonia, pulmonary infarct and carcinoma. Epidermic myalgia (Bornholm disease) is due to infection with Coxsackie B virus. It is characterized by an upper respiratory tract infection followed by pleuritic pain and abdominal pain with tender muscles. The chest X-ray remains normal and the illness clears in 1 week.
The major complication of Pleurisy is effusion and most a times, manifestations on Chest X-ray show effusion.
Pleurisy And Its Complication (Effusion) On Chest X-ray
1. All X-ray photos here are from DFM E-Group, in the photo and X-ray section.
2. Notes and explanations: Wikipedia, Essentials of Clinical Medicine by Kumar and Clark's, Medicinenet and Mayor's Clinic.
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