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Pleurisy (cont.)


Pleurisy caused by viral infections usually lasts about seven days and goes away. Pleurisy from other conditions, such as a cancer, may continue indefinitely.

Medically reviewed by James E Gerace, MD; American Board of Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Pulmonary Disease

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/9/2014
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