I had childhood TB and have had no reoccurence since. I'm now 59. I have, however, had pleurisy three time since 2007. Usually I'm sleep deprived but with very few other symptoms--mild cough/cold. Is the pleurisy likely caused by scarring from my old TB? If so, what can I do about it?
Pleurisy is caused by an infection i think in the lining between the lungs if i remember right it's caused by a virus and i think is usually treated by a rx steroid and maybe something for pain if it hurts bad enough not sure if it has any connection to tb or not
Pleurisy is a symptom and not a disease. Yes healed TB can cause pleural retraction and pleuritic pain. Unfortunately if this is the cause there is little to do except treat the symptoms as the scarred process that causes it represents a healed TB state and can't be reversed
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