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causes of pleurisy

  • Pleuritis' causes are tuberculosis, pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic renal failure, lupus erythematosus, familial Mediterranean fever, chronic Childhood Arthritis and Radiotherapy.
  • tuberculosis

    tuberculosis, a lung infection

  • pneumonia

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

  • 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

  • rheumatoid arthritis

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

  • chronic renal failure

    chronic kidney disease, also known as chronic renal disease, a progressive loss of renal function over a period of months or years through five stages

  • lupus erythematosus

    Lupus erythematosus, the name given to a collection of autoimmune diseases in which the human immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissues

  • familial Mediterranean fever

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

  • chronic Childhood Arthritis

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

  • Radiotherapy

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