Signs
 

Pleural Rub

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Overview

  • A pleural rub is a classical sign of pleural inflammation, also known as pleurisy.
    • Listen For

    • Non-musical, explosive sounds best heard at the lung bases.
    • Causes of Pleurisy

    • Infection - viral, bacterial, tuberculosis, fungal
    • Malignancy - lung cancer, mesothelioma, lymphoma
    • Autoimmune - rheumatoid arthritis, SLE
    • Pulmonary embolism
    • Familial Mediterranean fever
    • Asbestosis
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