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Retropharyngeal abscess: The high mortality rate of retropharyngeal abscess is owing to its association with airway obstruction. See detailed information below for a list of 18 causes of Retropharyngeal abscess, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
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causes of Retropharyngeal abscess as a symptom include:
A soft tissue infection of the throat with entry usually by the pharynx but sometimes as an extension of a lateral neck infection resulting from a neck injury. The major risk is upper airway obstruction caused by pharyngeal swelling. (Daniel R. Masys, from a written communication)
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Medical Conditions associated with Retropharyngeal abscess:
Pharynx symptoms (20 causes), Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Digestive system symptoms (5299 causes), Neck symptoms (833 causes), Respiratory tract symptoms (5166 causes), Infection-related symptoms (1293 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes)
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