Pleuritic Pain

Definition

Sharp chest pain on inspiration

Causes

  1. pulmonary infarct (pulmonary embolus)
  2. pneumothorax
  3. pneumonia
  4. pleurisy
  5. malignant inflammation of the pleura
  6. tuberculosis
  7. lung abcess
  8. rheumatoid arthritis
  9. systemic lupus erythematosus
  10. uraemia