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Retropharyngeal abscess

Retropharyngeal abscess: Introduction

Retropharyngeal abscess: The high mortality rate of retropharyngeal abscess is owing to its association with airway obstruction. See detailed information below for a list of 18 causes of Retropharyngeal abscess, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Retropharyngeal abscess:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Retropharyngeal abscess. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Common Causes of Retropharyngeal abscess

Causes of Types of Retropharyngeal abscess:

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Retropharyngeal abscess: Symptom Checker

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Retropharyngeal abscess Treatments

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Retropharyngeal abscess: Comorbid Symptoms

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

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Retropharyngeal abscess

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Retropharyngeal abscess: Deaths

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Causes of Retropharyngeal abscess listed in Disease Database:

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Definitions of Retropharyngeal abscess:

A soft tissue infection of the throat with entry usually by the pharynx but sometimes as an extension of a lateral neck infection resulting from a neck injury. The major risk is upper airway obstruction caused by pharyngeal swelling. (Daniel R. Masys, from a written communication)
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Detailed list of causes of Retropharyngeal abscess

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

How Common are these Causes of Retropharyngeal abscess?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Retropharyngeal abscess. Of the 18 causes of Retropharyngeal abscess that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 1 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 16 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Retropharyngeal abscess:

The following list of conditions have 'Retropharyngeal abscess' 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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Causes of Retropharyngeal abscess Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Retropharyngeal abscess 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?

    Classifications of Retropharyngeal abscess:

    Medical Conditions associated with Retropharyngeal abscess:

    Pharynx symptoms (20 causes), Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Digestive system symptoms (5299 causes), Neck symptoms (833 causes), Respiratory tract symptoms (5166 causes), Infection-related symptoms (1293 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes)

    Symptoms related to Retropharyngeal abscess:

    Beta haemolytic streptococci, MRSA, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Klebsiella, Oral infections (28 causes), Upper respiratory tract infections, Endotracheal intubations, Alcoholism

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