PleurisyOverview

overview

Pleurisy is when the thin lining between your lungs and ribs becomes inflamed.

symptoms

The main symptom of pleurisy is sharp chest pain when you breathe in deeply.

treatments_overview

Pleurisy is usually treated with painkillers until it gets better. You may need additional treatment depending on the cause.

causes

Most cases of pleurisy are caused by a virus, such as the flu virus.

Page last reviewed: 16/05/2017
Next review due: 16/05/2020