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Causes of Mucositis

Causes of Mucositis

Mucositis is most often caused by chemotherapy to treat cancer. The chemicals damage the rapidly-dividing cells of the mucous membranes that line the digestive tract from the mouth through the lower intestines.

Causes of Mucositis (Diseases Database):

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

Source: Diseases Database

Mucositis: Related Medical Conditions

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

Mucositis: Causes and Types

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

Medications or substances causing Mucositis:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Mucositis as a symptom. This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

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  • Adriamycin PFS
  • Adriamycin RDF
  • Doxil Injection
  • Rubex
  • more drugs...»

Related information on causes of Mucositis:

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


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