What Is the Most Common Cause of Pleurisy?

Q:
What is the most common cause of pleurisy?

A:
Pleurisy occurs when the tissue that covers the lungs and chest wall becomes inflamed. It can produce pain in the chest when someone inhales and exhales.

A variety of conditions can cause pleurisy, including a fungal infection, a viral infection, a bacterial infection, lung cancer and autoimmune disorder. The most common cause of pleurisy is a viral infection.

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