Posted by Riska Posted on 11:11:00 PM
This disease can attack people of all ages, from children right through to the very elderly. Like any other viral infection, pleurisy can occur in small epidemics.
The most common among the immediate causes of pleurisy is that of ‘catching cold followed by congestion and swelling of the pleural membrane.
It is a disease that is not caused by germs.
There will be germs of putrefaction later in the ooze of serum from the tissue.
The disease may be a complication of pneumonia, or pneumonia may be a complication of pleurisy.
In a few cases, the diseases may also occur in rheumatic fever, uremia and other conditions.