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How do other illnesses affect pleurisy?

The most significant way that other illnesses affect pleurisy is that they cause the condition in the first place and decide how well pleurisy can be treated. Pleurisy is considered a complication of other illnesses such as viral infections, disease, cancers, and other disorders. It is important that these underlying causes of pleurisy be treated. How treatable and severe the illness causing pleurisy determines the outlook for pleurisy. For instance, pleurisy caused by a highly treatable condition like a bacterial infection is likely to fully heal.

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