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causes of pleurisy

  • Pleurisy's causes are tuberculosis, pneumonia, rheumatoid arthritis, pulmonary embolism, Systemic lupus erythematosus, chronic renal failure, chronic Childhood Arthritis, Cardiac amyloidosis and Radiotherapy.
  • tuberculosis
    tuberculosis

    tuberculosis, a lung infection

  • pneumonia
    pneumonia

    pneumonia (respiratory disease characterized by inflammation of the lung parenchyma (excluding the bronchi) with congestion caused by viruses or bacteria or irritants)

  • rheumatoid arthritis
    rheumatoid arthritis

    rheumatoid arthritis ((or RA) a chronic, inflammatory autoimmune disorder that causes the immune system to attack the joints)

  • pulmonary embolism
    pulmonary embolism

    pulmonary embolism, a blockage of the pulmonary artery, usually occuring when a venous thrombus, becomes dislodged from its site of formation and embolizes to the arterial blood supply of one of the lungs

  • lupus erythematosus, a connective tissue disease

  • Renal failure, chronic (the end-stage of chronic renal insufficiency)

  • juvenile idiopathic arthritis, formerly known as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, a most common form of persistent arthritis in children

  • familial Mediterranean fever, a hereditary inflammatory disorder that affects groups of patients originating from around the Mediterranean Sea

  • Radiotherapy (radiation with sufficient quantal energy to cleave covalent bonds in biomolecules, resulting in ion pair products)

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