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Hydrophobia: Introduction

Hydrophobia: rabies also known as "hydrophobia" is a viral zoonotic neuroinvasive disease that causes acute encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) in mammals. See detailed information below for a list of 11 causes of Hydrophobia, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Hydrophobia:

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

  • Bite of an infected rabid animal
  • Transplant surgery
  • Animal bite
  • Fox bite (type of Animal bite) - 5.5% of USA rabies cases
  • Bat bite - 12.5% of USA rabies cases
  • Raccoon bite - 44% of USA rabies cases
  • Skunk bite - 28.5% of USA rabies cases
  • more causes...»

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Common Causes of Hydrophobia

Home Diagnostic Testing and Hydrophobia

Home medical tests possibly related to Hydrophobia:

Hydrophobia Treatments

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

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Hydrophobia

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

  • Animal bite (8 causes)
  • Fox bite (type of Animal bite)
  • Bat bite
  • Raccoon bite
  • Skunk bite
  • Aerosol through mucous membranes
  • Transplant surgery
  • Kisses
  • more symptoms...»

Misdiagnosis and Hydrophobia

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Hydrophobia: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Hydrophobia

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Hydrophobia: Related Rare Diseases

Rare types of medical conditions and diseases in related medical categories:

Hydrophobia: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Article Excerpts about Hydrophobia

Rabies is an acute and deadly viral infection of the central nervous system. It ... (Source: excerpt from Rabies, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

Rabies is a disease that affects wild animals, domestic animals (like pets and livestock),... (Source: excerpt from What is rabies?: DVRD)

Definitions of Hydrophobia:

A symptom of rabies in humans consisting of an aversion to swallowing liquids
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Detailed list of causes of Hydrophobia

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

  • Aerosol through mucous membranes
  • Animal bite
  • Bat bite - 12.5% of USA rabies cases
  • Bite of an infected animal
  • Bite of an infected rabid animal
  • Fox bite - 5.5% of USA rabies cases
  • Kisses
  • more causes...»

How Common are these Causes of Hydrophobia?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Hydrophobia. Of the 11 causes of Hydrophobia that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 11 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Hydrophobia:

The following list of conditions have 'Hydrophobia' 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 Hydrophobia Based on Risk Factors

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

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?

    Classifications of Hydrophobia:

    Medical Conditions associated with Hydrophobia:

    Anxiety symptoms (895 causes), Behavioral symptoms (4608 causes), Personality symptoms (4029 causes), Emotional symptoms (2080 causes), Psychiatric symptom (971 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Society problems (1785 causes)

    Symptoms related to Hydrophobia:

    Animal bite (8 causes), Fox bite (type of Animal bite), Bat bite, Raccoon bite, Skunk bite, Aerosol through mucous membranes, Transplant surgery, Kisses

    Medical articles on signs and symptoms:

    Doctor-patient articles related to symptoms and diagnosis:

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