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

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

Pleurisy is usually caused by a virus, such as the flu virus.

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

Page last reviewed: 17/04/2020
Next review due: 17/04/2023