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Acute cough

Acute cough: Introduction

Acute cough: The noisy sudden expulsion of air from the respiratory tract. See detailed information below for a list of 28 causes of Acute cough, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Acute cough:

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

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Causes of Types of Acute cough:

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Acute cough: Symptom Checker

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

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Acute cough: Animations

Acute cough: Comorbid Symptoms

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

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Acute cough

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Acute cough: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Acute cough

Sinusitis is overdiagnosed: There is a tendency to give a diagnosis of sinusitis, when the condition is really a harmless complication more »

Whooping cough often undiagnosed: Although most children in the Western world have been immunized against whooping cough (also called "pertussis"), this protection more »

Chronic lung diseases hard to diagnose: Some of the chronic lung diseases are difficult to diagnose. Even the well-knowns conditions such as asthma or lung cancer often fail to more »

Acute cough: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Acute cough

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Acute cough: Related Rare Diseases

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Acute cough: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Organs affected by Acute cough:

The list of organs typically affected by Acute cough may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Acute cough

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

How Common are these Causes of Acute cough?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Acute cough. Of the 28 causes of Acute cough that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

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

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Acute cough:

The following list of conditions have 'Acute cough' 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 Acute cough Based on Risk Factors

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

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    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Acute cough?

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

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

    Classifications of Acute cough:

    Medical Conditions associated with Acute cough:

    Cough (1407 causes), Lung symptoms (3280 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Respiratory tract symptoms (5166 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Cough symptoms (1407 causes), Nose symptoms (2080 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes), Temperature symptoms (2497 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes)

    Symptoms related to Acute cough:

    Cough (1407 causes), Dry cough (201 causes), Wet cough (286 causes), Barking cough (10 causes), Croup (17 causes), Common cold (712 causes), Flu (168 causes), Bronchitis (273 causes), Viral upper respiratory tract infection, Post viral cough, Pneumonia (241 causes), Postnasal drip (41 causes), Bacterial upper respiratory tract infection, Pulmonary oedema (52 causes), Pulmonary embolism (28 causes)

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