What is the outlook for pleurisy?
Pleurisy caused by a viral infection usually clears on its own after a few days without any particular treatment, while pleurisy caused by a bacterial infection can also be successfully treated in most cases, but complications and lasting lung damage are more likely.
Author: Lauren Donley
First answered: 10 Nov 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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