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What are the causes of pleurisy?

Pleurisy, the inflammation of the inner lining of the lungs (pleura), appears most frequently as a result of a viral infection. It is often accompanied by pleural effusion, the accumulation of fluid between the two layers of pleura.

However, there are a series of other conditions occurring within the chest region in which pleurisy may occur, such as pneumonia, bronchitis, lymphoma, a bacterial or fungal infection, rib fractures, pulmonary embolism, lung cancer and mesothelioma.

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