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Asthma

Asthma and Pleurisy

12/22/2003

Question:

Can chronic asthma attacks cause pleurisy?

Answer:

Asthma results from inflammation of the airways, whereas pleurisy is due to inflammation of the membrane that that covers the outside of the lung and the inside of the chest wall. In general, asthma is not a cause of pleurisy. 

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Response by:

Dennis   McGraw, MD Dennis McGraw, MD
Assistant Professor
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati