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People who died from Pleurisy

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  • Lester R. McEwen (1905 - 1932)
    Lester R. McEwen, aged 26, died Saturday at Kelso, following a short illness of pleurisy. Recently Lester lost two fingers in a mill operated by his father and himself in Rose Valley District. The pleu...
  • Cpl. (USA) John Tate (1834 - 1863)
    Buried: originally in Helena, Arkansas, and later relocated to Memphis National Cemetery Married Cynthia Ellen Beeson on 30 Dec 1855, in Wayne County, Indiana Children: Sarah Jane Tate and Oliver F...
  • Elijah Gates (1787 - 1843)
  • Edward Lewis Craig (1837 - 1893)
  • Charles Y. Trimble (1831 - 1864)

Pleurisy (also known as pleuritis) is an inflammation of the pleurae, the membranes of the pleural cavity surrounding the lungs. There are many possible causes of pleurisy but viral infections spreading from the lungs to the pleural cavity are the most common. The inflamed pleural layers rub against each other every time the lungs expand to breathe in air. This can cause sharp pain when breathing, also called pleuritic chest pain. The condition may either be primary or secondary and is often associated with a pleural effusion.