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What increases my risk for pleurisy?

Since pleurisy is a complication of other medical conditions, your risk for pleurisy increases if you have any of the conditions that can cause pleurisy. Viral infections like pneumonia, bacterial infections like tuberculosis, pulmonary embolism, cancer, autoimmune disorders, heart surgery or other chest surgery, and lung disease are some of the conditions that can inflame your lungs and cause pleurisy. Treating these possible causes will decrease your risk for pleurisy.

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Is pleurisy serious?
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The conditions that cause pleurisy are usually more serious than the condition itself. Though pleuri...
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How do other illnesses affect pleurisy?
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The most significant way that other illnesses affect pleurisy is that they cause the condition in th...
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Is pleurisy known by any other names?
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There are other names for pleurisy. The painful lung condition is also known as pleuritis, pleuritic...
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How long does pleurisy last?
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How long pleurisy lasts depends on what causes it. If the cause can be fully treated and cured, such...
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