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Tuberculosis Pleurisy: What You Need to Know

About

Inflammation of the Pleura, the membrane that covers the lungs.

It occurs suddenly and unexpectedly in over two-thirds of the cases. (1)

- Caused by Mycobacterium Tuberculosis
- Cures by itself in most cases
- Digital Imaging is required for medical diagnosis
- More likely to occur in middle and old age

The accumulation of fluid between the two layers of Pleura, known as Pleural effusion is the real cause of Pleurisy. It can be caused due to infection by bacteria. The pain experienced in the chest can affect the chest cavity in either the front or the back of the cavity. And, sometimes, the patient has back or shoulder pain.

Symptoms

They are self-diagnosable and include pain in the chest and inflammation in the chest lining.

People may experience:
Pain in the chest and heart
Fever
Weight loss
Night sweats

Treatment

Self-Care: You have to take plenty of rest, and in most cases, the disease tends to cure by itself. Sometimes, there is no need to go on medication.

Medication: Antibiotics to drain the pus and pain killers can be taken as per doctor's prescription.

Specialist: Consult a doctor for any further complications. At mfine, we strive to provide the best medical care and consultation for your health problems.

Pulmonologist

Dr. Sumant Mantri

Dr. Sumant Mantri

DNB- Respiratory Diseases, FCCP (USA)

Pulmonologist

24+ years exp

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Dr. Ramana Prasad

Dr. Ramana Prasad

MBBS, D.T.CD, CCEBDM, FCCP

Pulmonologist

23+ years exp

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Pulmonologist

Dr. Raghu Kanth

Dr. Raghu Kanth

MD - Pulmonary Medicine, Diploma in Allergy and Asthma (CMC Vellore)

Pulmonologist

6+ years exp

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