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Causes of Epiglotitis

Causes of Epiglotitis

Epiglotitis is most often caused by the bacteria Haemophilus influenzae, although most upper respiratory infections caused by other viruses and bacteria can also inflame the epiglottis.

List of causes of Epiglotitis

Following is a list of causes or underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Epiglotitis) that could possibly cause Epiglotitis includes:

Causes of Epiglotitis (Diseases Database):

The follow list shows some of the possible medical causes of Epiglotitis that are listed by the Diseases Database:

Source: Diseases Database

Epiglotitis: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Epiglotitis, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Epiglotitis:

Epiglotitis: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Epiglotitis: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Epiglotitis as a complication of other conditions:

Other conditions that might have Epiglotitis as a complication may, potentially, be an underlying cause of Epiglotitis. Our database lists the following as having Epiglotitis as a complication of that condition:

Related information on causes of Epiglotitis:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Epiglotitis may be found in:


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