Pleurisy (Pleuritis)

About- Pleurisy, also called pleuritis is the inflammation of the pleurae (membranes that surround the lungs and line the chest cavity). 
Symptoms-
Pleurisy A cough
Pleurisy A fever
Pleurisy Back pain
Pleurisy Chest pain that gets worse when we sneeze or cough
Pleurisy Chills
Pleurisy Headaches
Pleurisy Joint pain
Pleurisy Loss of appetite
Pleurisy Muscle aches
Pleurisy Shortness of breath
Pleurisy Shoulder pain
 
Causes-
 Bacterial infection, such as pneumonia
 Blood clots in the arteries of the lung (pulmonary emboli)
 Bronchitis
 Chest or lung tumors
 Chest wounds
 Complications in heart surgery
 Fungal infections
 Lung cancer
 Lupus 
 Lymphoma
 Mesothelioma
 Pancreatitis
 Parasitic infections
 Rheumatoid arthritis
 Rib fractures
 Sickle cell anemia
 Side effects of certain medications
 Tuberculosis
 Viral infections such as the flu (influenza)
 
Specialists to visit
Pulmonologist Pulmonologist

Pulmonologist General Physician

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References
https://www.medicinenet.com
https://www.webmd.com
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://www.healthline.com

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