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Secondary infection

Secondary infection: Introduction

Secondary infection: A secondary infection is an infection that occurs during or after treatment of another, already existing infection. It may result from the treatment itself or from alterations in the immune system. See detailed information below for a list of 43 causes of Secondary infection, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Secondary infection:

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

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Common Causes of Secondary infection

Home Diagnostic Testing and Secondary infection

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Secondary infection: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Secondary infection, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Secondary infection Treatments

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Medications or substances causing Secondary infection:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Secondary 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.

Secondary infection: Comorbid Symptoms

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

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Secondary infection

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Secondary infection: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Secondary infection

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Definitions of Secondary infection:

Infection by a microorganism following an infection by another kind of microorganism.
- (Source - CRISP)

Detailed list of causes of Secondary infection

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

How Common are these Causes of Secondary 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 Secondary infection. Of the 43 causes of Secondary infection that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

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

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Secondary infection:

The following list of conditions have 'Secondary 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: Secondary infection:

The following list of medical conditions have Secondary 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 Secondary infection Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Secondary 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?

    Classifications of Secondary infection:

    Medical Conditions associated with Secondary infection:

    Infection-related symptoms (1293 causes), Inflammatory symptoms (1736 causes)

    Symptoms related to Secondary infection:

    Acrodermatitis Enteropathica, Acute Pancreatitis (78 causes), Adult respiratory distress syndrome (54 causes), Allergic contact dermatitis, Analgesic nephropathy syndrome

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Secondary infection

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