What is chronic pleuritis from?

Many factors. Viral infection (influenza, mumps) lung infections from bacteria (eg, tuberculosis ) or parasites (eg, amebiasis) lupus asbestosis pancreatitis rheumatoid arthritis cancer metastases liver and kidney disease (chronic) sickle cell disease inflammatory bowel disease after a heart attack . Heart failure pulmonary embolism chest injury drug reaction (nitrofurantoin).