Pleurisy, also known as pleuritis, is inflammation of the membranes (pleurae) that surround the lungs and line the chest cavity.
Cost: Entirely Free
First released: 29 November 2017
Last updated: 30 November 2017
Latest version: 1.0.0
Condition(s) this app helps
- Chest Infection
Pleurisy, also known as pleuritis, is inflammation of the membranes (pleurae) that surround the lungs and line the chest cavity. This can result in a sharp chest pain with breathing. Occasionally the pain may be a constant dull ache. Other symptoms may include shortness of breath, cough, fever, or weight loss depending on the underlying cause. The most common cause is a viral infection. Other causes include pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, autoimmune disorders, lung cancer, following heart surgery, pancreatitis, chest trauma, and asbestosis. Occasionally the cause remains unknown. The underlying mechanism involves the rubbing together of the pleurae instead of smooth gliding. Other conditions that can produce similar symptoms include pericarditis, heart attack, cholecystitis, and pneumothorax. Diagnosis may include a chest X-ray, electrocardiogram (ECG), and blood tests.
Reviewed on: 27 November 2018 (Independently reviewed for us by ORCHA)
- General Information
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It wasn't clear from our review that a suitably qualified professional or organisation was involved in the Apps development.
It wasn't clear from our review how regularly the advice and guidance given by the App was reviewed and updated by relevant professionals.
It wasn't clear from our review that the App had been through end user testing as part of its design and development.
The App does provide customisable features.
End User Capacity
The App does provide support for users with poor sight.
The App does provide support for users with hearing difficulties.
The App doesn't appear to have a clear approach to dealing with user issues.
The App is entirely free to use.
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