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People with pleurisy may experience:

  • pain: sharp stabbing pain in the chest, the chest pain may get worst when you breathe in deeply, cough or sneeze
  • shallow and difficult breathing
  • dry coughing
  • weakness
  • headache
  • loss of appetite
  • chills
  • fever
  • rapid heartbeat

These symptoms could be caused by pleurisy, or they could be caused by another disease; only a doctor can tell. If you have these symptoms, or if you think you have pleurisy, see your doctor right away.