pleurisy persisted for a whole month and necessitated three punctures.
I had an attack of pleurisy after this, and was twenty-three days between life and death.
It is frequently associated with inflammatory diseases of the respiratory tract, such as laryngitis and bronchitis or pleurisy.
Suddhoo's son at Peshawar was attacked by pleurisy, and old Suddhoo was troubled.
This morning she reported again for work after nearly a month's illness in bed: she's had pleurisy.
The other day I was told of a woman suffering from pleurisy.
This is the term or terms applied when bronchitis, pleurisy, and pneumonia all exist at once.
A man who had pleurisy was told by his doctor to apply a plaster to his chest.
Worse than that, on the last awful day before the opening night she had a sharp attack of pleurisy.
They also suffer from asthma, epilepsy, pleurisy, and rheumatism.
late 14c., from Old French pleurisie (13c., Modern French pleurésie) and directly from Late Latin pleurisis "pleurisy," alteration of Latin pleuritis "pain in the side," from Greek pleuritis, from pleura "side of the body, rib," of unknown origin. Spelling altered in Late Latin on model of Latin stem plur- "more" (cf. Medieval Latin pluritas "multitude"), as if in reference to "excess of humors."
pleurisy pleu·ri·sy (plur'ĭ-sē)
An inflammation of the pleura, usually occurring because of complications of a disease such as pneumonia, and accompanied by accumulation of fluid in the pleural cavity, chills, fever, and painful breathing and coughing. Also called pleuritis.
An inflammation of the pleura, usually occurring because of complications of a respiratory disease or condition such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, pleural injury, or asbestos exposure. Pleurisy is usually accompanied by the accumulation of fluid between the pleurae, chills, fever, and painful breathing and coughing.