Pleurisy (Respiratory Disease)

Symptoms: 

The symptoms of pleurisy are chest pain and difficulty breathing.

Tests to diagnose: 

The tests include:

  • Blood tests
  • Chest x-ray
  • Computerized tomography (CT) scans
  • Ultrasound
  • Pleural biopsy
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG)
Treatment: 

Treatment includes prescription of antibiotics: aspirin, ibuprofen or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.