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Respiratory failure

Respiratory failure: Introduction

Respiratory failure: A condition which is due to marked impairment of respiratory function. See detailed information below for a list of 222 causes of Respiratory failure, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Respiratory failure

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Respiratory failure: Symptom Checker

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Respiratory failure Treatments

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Medications or substances causing Respiratory failure:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Respiratory failure 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.

Respiratory failure: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Respiratory failure

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Respiratory failure: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Respiratory failure

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Respiratory failure: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Respiratory failure

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Respiratory failure: Related Rare Diseases

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Respiratory failure: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Causes of Respiratory failure listed in Disease Database:

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Definitions of Respiratory failure:

Failure to adequately provide oxygen to cells of the body and to remove excess carbon dioxide from them. (Stedman, 25th ed)
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Detailed list of causes of Respiratory failure

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

How Common are these Causes of Respiratory failure?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Respiratory failure. Of the 222 causes of Respiratory failure that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 2 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 12 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 207 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Respiratory failure:

The following list of conditions have 'Respiratory failure' 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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  • Rabies ... respiratory failure



Conditions listing medical complications: Respiratory failure:

The following list of medical conditions have Respiratory failure 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 Respiratory failure Based on Risk Factors

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

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    What are the alternative names for Respiratory failure:

    Anoxemia, Anoxia, Hypoxemia, Hypoxia
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Respiratory failure:

    Medical Conditions associated with Respiratory failure:

    Respiratory symptoms (5166 causes), Respiratory tract symptoms (5166 causes), Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes)

    Symptoms related to Respiratory failure:

    Difficulty breathing (2922 causes), Heart failure (274 causes), Shortness of breath (1528 causes), Choking (130 causes), Acute lung syndrome, Asthma (320 causes), Atrial septal defect (ostium primum), Bronchiectasis, Bronchiolitis (15 causes), Bronchiolitis obliterans, Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia, Bronchogenic carcinoma, Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (18 causes), Carbon monoxide toxicity

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