Pleurisy is a respiratory disorder under which the pleural cavity that separates the lungs undergoes swelling. Due to this, the patient suffers from problems in breathing. It may be caused due to microbial attack on the body. There is chest pain, cough as well as tenderness in the chest.
Certain health issues such as cancer, tumors, lupus, tuberculosis and arthritis may be responsible for causing this condition. Even exposure to chemicals and use of some drugs may stimulate this condition. Sometimes, people suffering from some types of abdominal problems may also be seen suffering from pleurisy. Also low body immunity may be held responsible for frequent recurrence of this condition.