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Atelectasis: Introduction

Atelectasis: is a collapse of lung tissue affecting part or all of one lung. See detailed information below for a list of 22 causes of Atelectasis, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Atelectasis:

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

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Common Causes of Atelectasis

Atelectasis: Symptom Checker

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Atelectasis Treatments

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Atelectasis: Comorbid Symptoms

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

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Atelectasis

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Atelectasis: Deaths

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Definitions of Atelectasis:

Collapse of an expanded lung (especially in infants); also failure of pulmonary alveoli to expand at birth
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Collapse of all or part of a lung due to bronchial plugging or the chest cavity being opened to atomspheric pressure.
- (Source - CRISP)

Detailed list of causes of Atelectasis

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

How Common are these Causes of Atelectasis?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Atelectasis. Of the 22 causes of Atelectasis 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
  • 1 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 20 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Atelectasis:

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

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

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

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?

    Classifications of Atelectasis:

    Medical Conditions associated with Atelectasis:

    Lung symptoms (3280 causes), Respiratory system symptoms (5166 causes), Blood vessel symptoms (480 causes), Circulatory system symptoms (1579 causes), Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes)

    Symptoms related to Atelectasis:

    Lung collapse, Alveoli, Surfactant defeciency, Respiratory distress syndrome, Pulmonary embolism (28 causes)

    Medical articles on signs and symptoms:

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