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Pleural Rub

August 18th, 2017


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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