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Pleuritic Chest Pain

  1. Pleuritic Chest Pain (Symptom)
    1. Chest Pain exacerbated by forceful breathing
  2. Pleurisy
    1. Inflammation of parietal pleura
    2. One of many conditions resulting in Pleuritic Pain

III. Pathophysiology

  1. Parietal pleura (not visceral) has Sensory Nerve s
  2. Nerve distribution
    1. Intercostal nerves referred to associated dermatomes
      1. Rib Cage
      2. Lateral hemidiaphragm
    2. Phrenic nerve referred to ipsilateral neck, Shoulder
      1. Central hemidiaphragm

IV. Causes: Serious and life-threatening

V. Causes: Infection

VI. Causes: Other

VII. Symptoms

VIII. Symptoms: Red flags for serious or atypical causes

IX. Signs: Red Flags on cardiopulmonary exam

X. Labs

XI. Diagnostic Tests

XII. Management

XIII. References

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Ontology: Pleurisy (C0032231)

inflammation of the lining of the lung (pleura)

inflammation of the lining of the lung (pleura)

inflammation of the lining of the lung (pleura)

ZÁNĚT PLEURA (pohrudnice), blány (membrány) pokrývající plíce. Je-li rozšířen na pleura parietalis, pociťuje se bolest v oblasti hrudníku (HRUDNÍK – BOLEST). R

Inflammation of the pleura. It is usually caused by infections. Chest pain while breathing or coughing is the presenting symptom.

inflammation of the pleura, with exudation into its cavity and upon its surface; may occur as either an acute or a chronic process.

INFLAMMATION of PLEURA, the lining of the LUNG. When PARIETAL PLEURA is involved, there is pleuritic CHEST PAIN.

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