Pleurisy Prognosis

The prognosis (expected outcome) for patients who have pleurisy depends on the underlying cause for the condition. In most cases, recovery is expected as long as the condition is diagnosed and treated promptly.

Pleurisy Prevention

Pleurisy cannot be prevented in all cases. Receiving early treatment for bacterial respiratory infections (e.g., pneumonia) and managing underlying conditions effectively can help reduce the risk for developing pleurisy.

Publication Review By: Stanley J. Swierzewski, III, M.D.

Published: 20 Oct 2008

Last Modified: 20 Sep 2010