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What can cause pleurisy?

  • pulmonary embolism
    pulmonary embolism

    pulmonary embolism (PE), the blockage of the main artery of the lung or one of its branches by a substance that has travelled from elsewhere in the body through the bloodstream (embolism)

  • rheumatoid arthritis
    rheumatoid arthritis

    Rheumatoid disease (a combination of rheumatoid arthritis, splenomegaly, leukopenia, pigmented spots on lower extremities, and other evidence of hypersplenism (anemia and thrombocytopenia))

  • tuberculosis
    tuberculosis

    tuberculosis, MTB or TB, a common and in many cases lethal infectious disease caused by various strains of mycobacteria, usually Mycobacterium tuberculosis

  • chronic renal failure
    chronic renal failure

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

  • pneumonia
    pneumonia

    pneumonia (pneumonia, the inflammatory condition of the lung, especially inflammation of the alveoli or when the lungs fill with fluid)

  • juvenile idiopathic arthritis
    juvenile idiopathic arthritis

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

  • Cardiac amyloidosis, a type of amyloidosis, a heart disease, caused by deposits of an amyloid protein in the heart tissue, resulting in decreased heart function

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

  • Systemic lupus erythematosus (a chronic, relapsing, inflammatory, and often febrile multisystemic disorder of connective tissue, characterized principally by involvement of the skin, joints, kidneys, and serosal membranes)

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