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Aphasia: Introduction

Aphasia: inability to produce and comprehend language. See detailed information below for a list of 75 causes of Aphasia, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Aphasia:

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

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Common Causes of Aphasia

Causes of Types of Aphasia:

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Aphasia: Symptom Checker

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

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Aphasia Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Aphasia may include:

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Stories from Users for Aphasia

Real-life user stories relating to Aphasia:

Drug interactions causing Aphasia:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Aphasia 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.

Aphasia: Comorbid Symptoms

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

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Aphasia

Research the causes of these symptoms that are similar to, or related to, the symptom Aphasia:

Aphasia: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Aphasia

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered more »

Causes of Aphasia listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Aphasia as a symptom include:

Article Excerpts about Aphasia

Aphasia is a neurological disorder caused by damage to the portions of the brain that are responsible for language. Primary signs of the disorder include difficulty in expressing oneself when speaking, trouble understanding speech, and difficulty with reading and writing. Aphasia is not a disease, but a symptom of brain damage. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Aphasia Information Page: NINDS)

Aphasia is a neurological disorder caused by damage to the portions of the... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Aphasia Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Aphasia:

Loss of ability to communicate verbally, whether by speech or reading-writing, due to organic brain dysfunction.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Inability to use or understand language (spoken or written) because of a brain lesion
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Cognitive disorder marked by an impaired ability to comprehend or express language in its written or spoken form; caused by diseases which affect the language areas of the dominant hemisphere; general categories include receptive, expressive, and mixed forms of aphasia.
- (Source - CRISP)

Organs affected by Aphasia:

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

Detailed list of causes of Aphasia

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

How Common are these Causes of Aphasia?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Aphasia. Of the 75 causes of Aphasia that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

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

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Aphasia:

The following list of conditions have 'Aphasia' 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: Aphasia:

The following list of medical conditions have Aphasia 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 Aphasia Based on Risk Factors

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

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Aphasia?

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

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

    What are the alternative names for Aphasia:

    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Aphasia:

    Medical Conditions associated with Aphasia:

    Speech symptoms (1393 causes), Communication symptoms (1386 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Aphasia:

    Difficulty speaking (55 causes), Speech symptoms (1393 causes), Voice symptoms (550 causes), Dysphasia (29 causes), Language disorder, Speech disorder, Brocas area, Brain injury

    Medical articles on signs and symptoms:

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