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Causes of Pleural friction rub

Causes of Pleural friction rub

A pleural friction rub is indicative of inflammation of the pleural membrane that surrounds the lungs. Pneumonia, tuberculosis, asbestos-related diseases, certain cancers, and rheumatic diseases can lead to friction of the pleural membranes and the sound they make through a stethoscope.

Pleural friction rub: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Pleural friction rub, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Pleural friction rub:

Pleural friction rub: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Pleural friction rub: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

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As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Pleural friction rub may be found in:

 

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