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Infection: Introduction

Infection: Infections as a symptom. See detailed information below for a list of 1293 causes of Infection, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Infection

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Causes of Types of Infection:

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Infection: Symptom Checker

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Infection Treatments

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Message Boards for Infection

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Medications or substances causing Infection:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Infection as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Ervevax - Severe infection
  • Pluserix - Severe infection
  • Olanzapine - Severe infection
  • Zyprexa - Severe infection
  • Alclomethasone
  • HMS Liquifilm
  • more causes...»

Drug interactions causing Infection:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Infection as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Anakinra and Etanercept interaction
  • Kineret and Etanercept interaction
  • Anakinra and TNF-blocking agent interaction
  • Kineret and TNF-blocking agent interaction
  • Efalizumab and other immune suppressant drug interaction
  • Raptiva and other immune suppressant drug interaction
  • Chlorambucil and other Immunosuppressant drug interaction
  • Leukeran and other Immunosuppressant drug interaction
  • more interactions...»

Infection: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Infection may include these symptoms:

Causes of Similar Symptoms to Infection

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Infection: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Infection

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Definitions of Infection:

Invasion and growth of microorganisms in body tissues, which may be clinically inapparent or result in local cellular injury; a local infection may persist and spread by extension to become an acute, subacute, or chronic clinical infection or disease state or it may become systemic when the microorganisms gain access to the lymphatic or vascular system; does not always lead to injury of the host even if the pathogen is potentially virulent.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

The pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Invasion and growth of microorganisms in body tissues, which may be clinically inapparent or result in local cellular injury; a local infection may persist and spread by extension to become an acute, subacute, or chronic clinical infection or disease state or it may become systemic when the microorganisms gain access to the lymphatic or vascular system; does not always lead to injury of the host even if the pathogen is potentially virulent.
- (Source - CRISP)

Invasion and multiplication of germs in the body. Infections can occur in any part of the body and can spread throughout the body. The germs may be bacteria, viruses, yeast, or fungi. They can cause a fever and other problems, depending on where the infection occurs. When the body’s natural defense system is strong, it can often fight the germs and prevent infection. Some cancer treatments can weaken the natural defense system.
- (Source - National Cancer Institute)

Detailed list of causes of Infection

The list below shows some of the causes of Infection mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Infection?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Infection. Of the 1293 causes of Infection that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 24 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 23 causes are "common" diseases
  • 18 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 8 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 71 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 1205 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Infection:

The following list of conditions have 'Infection' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Infection:

The following list of medical conditions have Infection or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Infection Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Infection based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Infection?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Infection, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    What are the alternative names for Infection:

    Infective, Infectious disease
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Infection:

    Subtypes of Infection:

    Skin infections (133 causes), Recurrent infections (43 causes), Blood infection (26 causes), Significant infection (7 causes), High white cell count (7 causes), Low White Cells (30 causes), Skin inflammation (49 causes), Eschar (7 causes), Achilles tendon bursitis due to running (7 causes), Achilles tendonitis (10 causes), Acrodermatitis in children (5 causes), Acute AIDS-like recurring respiratory infections (5 causes), Acute appendicitis (10 causes), Acute canaliculitis (3 causes), Acute epididymitis (12 causes), Acute epiglottitis (9 causes), Acute gastritis (9 causes), Acute gouty arthritis (3 causes), Acute oophoritis (10 causes), Acute pancreatitis (78 causes), Acute prostatitis (9 causes), Acute salpingitis (10 causes), Acute sinusitis (6 causes), Viral exanthems due to enterococaal infection (9 causes), Negative heaf and tine test (1 cause), Nuchal rigidity due to meningitis (10 causes), Aspiration lung infection (10 causes), Fungal symptoms (22 causes), Axillary lump infection (15 causes), Bacterial corneal ulcer (14 causes), Bacterial corneal ulcer of both eyes (14 causes), Bacterial corneal ulcer of one eye (14 causes), Bacterial gingivitis (6 causes), Bacterial prostatitis (5 causes), Acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis (1 cause), Acute hemorrhagic pancreatitis (10 causes), Acute hepatitis in children (25 causes), Gastroenteritis (35 causes), Bladder infections (18 causes), Bladder infections in pregnancy (17 causes), Bronchiolitis (15 causes), Bronchitis (273 causes), Bursitis (11 causes), Bursitis in both arms (3 causes), Bursitis of one arm (2 causes), Cellulitis (28 causes), Cellulitis in mrsa (4 causes), Cervicitis (13 causes), Anxiety due to labyrinthitis (6 causes), Chronic AIDS-like recurring respiratory infections (6 causes), Chronic bronchitis (19 causes), Chronic sinusitis (28 causes), Circulatory infections (9 causes), Conjunctivitis (244 causes), Conjunctivitis in children (6 causes), Labyrinthitis (9 causes), Infestations, Gastritis (39 causes), Constant pyuria (17 causes), Glomerulonephritis (61 causes), Bacterial vaginosis in pregnancy (4 causes), Constrictive pericarditis (27 causes), Raised Anti-HBc (1 cause), Cystitis in males (8 causes), Janeway lesions (2 causes), Janeway spots (2 causes), Janeway's lesions, Kernig's sign (8 causes), Oral lichen planus (5 causes), Oral thrush (10 causes), Oral candidiasis (30 causes), Myocarditis (86 causes), Dysphagia due to quinsy (4 causes), Ear infection (83 causes), Encephalitis (137 causes), Endocarditis (68 causes), Eosinophilic cellulitis (9 causes), Epiglottitis (14 causes), Epiglottitis in children (10 causes), Erysipelas (4 causes), Ethmoidal sinusitis (6 causes), Sudden onset of stye (6 causes), Mild cellulitis (4 causes), Anaerobic infection (3 causes), AIDS-like recurring respiratory infections (7 causes), Tinea (13 causes), Antibiotic failure (3 causes), Eliminating pus (1 cause), External ear infections (4 causes), Eye infection (14 causes), Fungal corneal ulcer (6 causes), Frontal sinusitis, Guillain-Barre syndrome (5 causes), Cholecystitis (21 causes), GI infection (14 causes), Gram negative folliculitis (4 causes), Gum infection (1 cause), Gynaecologic infection (2 causes), Gynecologic infection (12 causes), Hemorrhagic pus-filled blisters (24 causes), Thrush (8 causes), Styes (13 causes), Sinus tarsi syndrome (5 causes), Intermittent AIDS-like recurring respiratory infections (6 causes), Candida (26 causes), Positive casoni test (1 cause), Positive heaf and tine test (3 causes), Diaphragmatic pleurisy (4 causes), Jaundice due to infection in children (11 causes), Lacrimal gland infection (12 causes), Laryngitis (23 causes), Maternal chorioamnionitis (2 causes), Meningeal irritation (12 causes), Laryngotracheobronchitis (4 causes), Leopard skin due to onchocerciasis (1 cause), Lung infection (34 causes), Lymphadenitis (101 causes), Lymphadenitis in children (21 causes), Lymphangitis (14 causes), Micturition difficulties due to interstitial cystitis (5 causes), Middle ear infection (29 causes), Mild AIDS-like recurring respiratory infections (4 causes), Mouth infection (10 causes), Mouth infections (28 causes), Neonatal meningitis (6 causes), Non-viral myocarditis (4 causes), Recurrent infection in children (45 causes), Recurring infection (25 causes), Omphalitis (5 causes), Oophoritis (13 causes), Orbital infections (12 causes), Osteomyelitis (40 causes), Otalgia in acute otitis media (4 causes), Pancreatitis (68 causes), Paraosmia due to amebic meningitis (3 causes), Bacterial colitis (5 causes), Pericarditis (84 causes), Periodontitis in children (22 causes), Periorbital cellulitis (3 causes), Periorbital infections (5 causes), Pharyngitis (46 causes), Pneumonia (241 causes), Intermittent bacterial pneumonia (11 causes), Intermittent viral pneumonia (8 causes), Positive amoebiasis antibody test (1 cause), Positive babesiosis antibody test (1 cause), Positive leichmaniasis antibody test (1 cause), Positive mantoux test (3 causes), Negative mantoux test (1 cause), Positive mazzotti test (1 cause), Positive monospot test (2 causes), Positive schick test (1 cause), Positive trypanosomiasis antibody test (1 cause), Positive two glass tests (1 cause), Poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis (6 causes), Prostatitis (11 causes), Cmv esophagitis (4 causes), Cmv retinitis (4 causes), Pus (54 causes), Pus accumulation (9 causes), Pus accumulation in the pleural space (9 causes), Pus in stool (27 causes), Pus in urine (6 causes), Pustular rash (35 causes), Pustular rash in children (13 causes), Pustular skin lesions in children (19 causes), Pustules (52 causes), Pyelonephritis (26 causes), Pyelonephritis in pregnancy (11 causes), Pyuria (54 causes), Pyuria in children (19 causes), Pyuria in pregnancy (7 causes), Recurring AIDS-like recurring respiratory infections (6 causes), Intra-abdominal sepsis (20 causes), Severe AIDS-like recurring respiratory infections (7 causes), Chronic pyelonephritis (8 causes), Severe tonsillitis (5 causes), Actinomycetoma (7 causes), Sinusitis (319 causes), Streptococcal pharyngitis (5 causes), Paronychia (11 causes), Throat infection (13 causes), Unusual pus odor in children (18 causes), Upper respiratory infection (3 causes), Upper respiratory tract infection (18 causes), Urethritis (40 causes), Urethritis in males (7 causes), Urinary tract infection (68 causes), Urinary tract infection in pregnancy (15 causes), Urosepsis (29 causes), Urosepsis in pregnancy (6 causes), Secondary infection (43 causes), Sepsis (42 causes), Sepsis in pregnancy (11 causes), Septic shock (32 causes), Severe systemic infection (39 causes), Urticarial papules due to filariasis (3 causes), Uveitis (59 causes), Vaginitis (32 causes), Vaginitis in pregnancy (14 causes), Vulvitis (43 causes), Vulvitis in pregnancy (12 causes), Vulvovaginitis (14 causes), Vulvovaginitis in pregnancy (22 causes), Warts due to hiv infection (3 causes), Sudden onset of GB syndrome (9 causes), Gums infection (6 causes), Abdomen infection (10 causes), Abdominal wall infection (7 causes), Achilles tendon infection (7 causes), Adenoids infection (5 causes), Teeth infection (7 causes), Anal triangle infection (6 causes), Anti-DNAse B (1 cause), Anti-staphylococcal (1 cause), Appendix infection (6 causes), Arm infection (11 causes), Artery infection (10 causes), ASO present (1 cause), Auricle infection (13 causes), Biceps infection (11 causes), Big toe infection (8 causes), Eyebrow infection (12 causes), Eyelash infection (6 causes), Ear canal infection (13 causes), Earlobe infection (13 causes), Brow infection (12 causes), Buccal mucosa infection (9 causes), Calcaneal bone infection (8 causes), Canaliculitis, Candida esophagitis (7 causes), Cardiac infection (6 causes), Chlamydia in pregnancy (2 causes), Chlamydial infection (2 causes), Chronic invasive fungal sinusitis (10 causes), Clavicle infection (4 causes), Conjunctival infection (13 causes), Connective tissue infection (8 causes), Renal infection (6 causes), Coracobrachialis infection (8 causes), Cornea infection (11 causes), Cubital fossa infection (10 causes), Deep stromal fungal keratitis (4 causes), Dental infection (8 causes), Digit infection (11 causes), Femur infection (6 causes), Fibula infection (5 causes), Fingernail infection (12 causes), Fingers infection (11 causes), Forehead infection (6 causes), Humerus infection (11 causes), Ilium infection (2 causes), Lower abdomen infection (7 causes), Esophagus infection (7 causes), External os infection (10 causes), Gingival infection (6 causes), Heel infection (9 causes), Hinge joint( elbow joint) infection (10 causes), Inguinal area infection (9 causes), Internal os infection (10 causes), Intestine infection (12 causes), Ischial tuberosity infection (2 causes), Joints infection (12 causes), Kneecap infection (6 causes), Knee joint infection (6 causes), Larynx infection (5 causes), Lateral epicondyle infection (10 causes), Lower jaw infection (8 causes), Lower leg infection (5 causes), Lumbar infection (5 causes), Malleolar infection (6 causes), Mandible infection (8 causes), Maxillary bone infection (9 causes), Medial epicondyle infection (10 causes), Metacarpal infection (10 causes), Metacarpophalangeal joint infection (10 causes), Nail infection (16 causes), Nasopharyngeal tonsil infection (4 causes), Nostril infection (11 causes), Ocular infection (13 causes), Optical infection (13 causes), Optical nerve infection (13 causes), Pelvis infection (2 causes), Perineum infection (9 causes), Periosteum infection (11 causes), Phalanges infection (10 causes), Pharynx infection (5 causes), Popliteal fossa infection (7 causes), Prostate infection (4 causes), Pubic area infection (9 causes), Radius infection (11 causes), Right lower quadrant infection (6 causes), Sacrum infection (5 causes), Scapula infection (4 causes), Scrotum infection (10 causes), Spinal infection (5 causes), Temple infection (5 causes), Temporal infection (5 causes), Tendon infection (8 causes), Testis infection (7 causes), Thoracic vertebrae infection (5 causes), Thoracic wall infection (10 causes), Thorax infection (10 causes), Tibial infection (5 causes), Tooth infection (8 causes), Tooth pulp infection (7 causes), Triceps infection (11 causes), Upper abdominal infection (10 causes), Upper maxillary bone infection (9 causes), Urogenital triangle infection (9 causes), Vertebral infection (5 causes), Voice box infection (5 causes), Vulval area infection (9 causes), Abscess (44 causes), Abscessed teeth (14 causes), Anorectal abscess (16 causes), Areolar gland abscess (3 causes), Brain abscess (66 causes), Breast abscess (5 causes), Chronic abscess (12 causes), Cough in lung abscess (6 causes), Foul smelling sputum similar to lung abscess (11 causes), Lung abscess (33 causes), Myocardial abscess (8 causes), Peritonsillar abscess (7 causes), Retropharyngeal abscess (18 causes), Spinal epidural abscess (2 causes), Tooth abscess (7 causes), Dementia due to HIV disease (4 causes), HIV-associated cerebrovascular complications (9 causes), Epidural abscess (7 causes), Fungal keratitis (3 causes), Uncomplicated cellulitis (9 causes), Gradual onset of abdominal abscess (7 causes), Suddenon set of pyuria (19 causes), Herpetic lesions (8 causes), Gradual onset of herpetic lesions (7 causes), Gradual onset of pancreatitis (7 causes), Gradual onset of retropharyngeal abscess (7 causes), HACEK infection (10 causes), Painful urination (70 causes), Lactose hydrogen test (1 cause), Sudden onset of pancreatitis (7 causes), Sudden onset of quinsy (5 causes), Sudden onset of retropharyngeal abscess (7 causes), Sudden onset of Achilles tendonitis (7 causes), Conjunctival Injection (25 causes), mouth inflammation (27 causes), Stomatitis (62 causes), Ear inflammation (24 causes), Middle ear inflammation (18 causes), Ear canal irritation (8 causes), recurrent skin infections (3 causes), Pneumonia, non-infectious (16 causes), sinus swelling (23 causes), sinus pain (235 causes), meningoencephalitis (69 causes), brain infection (16 causes), Athlete's foot (6 causes), Iritis (60 causes), Pancreatic inflammation (3 causes), Mild chronic bronchitis-like symptoms (6 causes), allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (4 causes), Recurring chronic bronchitis-like cough (8 causes), Acute chronic bronchitis-like cough (16 causes), Severe chronic bronchitis-like cough (16 causes), Bronchospasm (221 causes), Bronchitis-like symptoms (8 causes), Life-threatening bronchospasm (16 causes), Intermittent chronic bronchitis-like cough (8 causes), Tracheobronchial airway obstruction (10 causes), Chronic bronchitis-like cough (16 causes), Recurring chronic bronchitis-like symptoms (10 causes), Mild chronic bronchitis-like cough (6 causes), Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (18 causes), Severe chronic bronchitis-like symptoms (16 causes), Acute chronic bronchitis-like symptoms (16 causes), Tracheobronchial airway obstruction in children (5 causes), Life threatening bronchospasm in pregnancy (3 causes), Cough with sputum similar to chronic bronchitis (6 causes), Bronchial breath sounds (7 causes), Tracheobronchial airway obstruction in newborns (5 causes), Intermittent chronic bronchitis-like symptoms (7 causes), Chronic bronchitis-like symptoms (16 causes), Hemopytsis as in case of bronchitis (10 causes), Bronchial obstruction (25 causes)

    Symptoms related to Infection:

    Skin infections (133 causes), Recurrent infections (43 causes), Blood infection (26 causes), Significant infection (7 causes), High white cell count (7 causes), Low White Cells (30 causes), Skin inflammation (49 causes), Eschar (7 causes)

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