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This is inflammation of the pleura.

Patients present with pleuritic chest pain, often with a pleural rub, but without a pleural effusion.

In some cases the pleura remains 'dry' ie there is no subsequent accumulation of pleural fluid. However some causes subsequently develop a pleural effusion.

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