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After suffering a long bout of bronchitis, Mrs Cheah (73 year old community patient) tell you she feels a stabbing pain in her left side with each breath she takes. She is diagnosed with pleurisy.

What are the features of pleurisy? Why do you think her breaths are shallow and high (26 per minute)?

 

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