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Pleurisy, also known as pleuritis, is an inflammation of the pleura, the li ...
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Respiratory Diseases Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... Inflammation of the membranes surrounding your lungs may cause the following signs and symptoms: Shortness of breath Chest pain during breathing Dry cough Fever and chills, depending on the cause The ...
Source: MayoClinic

Causes
... The underlying medical conditions that can cause pleurisy are numerous. They include: An acute viral infection, such as the flu (influenza) Pneumonia, in those cases in which the infected portion of t...
Source: MayoClinic

Respiratory Diseases Treatment

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Treatment
... The most important goal in relieving pleurisy or pleural effusion is treatment of the underlying condition that''s causing your signs and symptoms. For example, if the cause of pleurisy is a bacterial...
Source: MayoClinic

Respiratory Diseases Other

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ARDS
... ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome) is breathing failure that can occur in critically ill persons with underlying illnesses. It is not a specific disease. Instead, it is a life-threatening cond...
Source: National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Lung Disease
... Our lungs allow us to breath and get oxygen into the bloodstream and the cells of our bodies. During a normal day, we breathe nearly 25,000 times, and take in (or inhale) large amounts of air. The air...
Source: National Women's Health Information Center

   

Respiratory Diseases Articles

  • ARDS
    ... ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome) is breathing failure that can occur in critically ill persons with underlying illnesses. It is not a specific disease. Instead, it is a life-threatening cond...
  • FDA Approves Device to Treat Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome
    ... The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a Humanitarian Device Exemption (HDE) for an implanted device to treat children who have Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome, a term used to describe pa...
  • Genes and Disease: Respiratory Diseases
    ... The respiratory system plays a vital role in delivering oxygen to the body fuel for all the body's functions. It also removes carbon dioxide waste, eliminates toxic waste, regulates temperature, a...
  • Goodpasture's Syndrome
    ... Goodpasture's syndrome is a rare disease that can affect the lungs and kidneys. It is an autoimmune disease, a condition in which the body's own defense system reacts against some part of the ...
  • Lung Disease
    ... Our lungs allow us to breath and get oxygen into the bloodstream and the cells of our bodies. During a normal day, we breathe nearly 25,000 times, and take in (or inhale) large amounts of air. The air...
  • New Research Outlines Public Health Consequences of World Trade Center Disaster
    ... Longitudinal studies of firefighters, rescue workers and other personnel who responded to the collapse of the World Trade Center following the September 11, 2001 attacks have confirmed the presence of...

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