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Possible Causes For Asphyxia/suffocation - Causes


List of current finding(s):

Trauma Causes
Flail chest
Massive trauma
Traumatic asphyxia syndrome
Chest trauma
Strangulation/accident or intentional
Throat Trauma/Anterior Neck
Tracheal Fracture/Ring Collapse
Electromagnetic, Physics, trauma, Radiation Causes
Drowning, fresh water
Drowning, sea water
Drowning/Near- drowning
Hypoxic environment
Iatrogenic, Self Induced Disorders
Ventilator/IMV malfunction
Infectious Disorders (Specific Agent)
Infected organ, Abscesses
Epiglottitis, acute
Laryngotracheobronchitis, acute
Abscess, retropharyngeal
Allergic, Collagen, Auto-Immune Disorders
Anaphylaxis, generalized
Croup, spasmodic/tracheobronchitis
Angioedema/Angioneurotic edema
Polychondritis, relapsing
Idiopathic Anaphylactoid Reactions/Recurrent
Congenital, Developmental Disorders
Pierre Robin syndrome
Hereditary, Familial, Genetic Disorders
Angioedema/Angioneurotic edema, hereditary
Anatomic, Foreign Body, Structural Disorders
Aspiration of vomitus
Aspiration oropharyngeal contents
Food choking/'cafe coronary' asphyxia
Foreign body, larynx
Foreign body, trachea
Laryngeal obstruction
Neck compartment hemorrhage/hematoma
Pulmonary hemorrhage/bleeding
Tracheobronchial obstruction
Hemorrhage/neck space
Vegetative, Autonomic, Endocrine Disorders
Bilateral vocal cord paralysis
Reference to Organ System
Pulmonary edema, noncardiac
Pulmonary edema, severe
Laryngeal edema
Poisoning (Specific Agent)
Kitchen gas/propane exposure
Chemical fumes inhalation
Smoke inhalation
Arsenical vesicants/CBW Weapon
Cyanide CBW (Cyanogen chloride) exposure
Cyanide/Hydrogen cyanide exposure/poisoning
Arsine gas (Hydrogen arsenide) poisoning
Carbon monoxide poisoning/exposure
Chlorinated phenyls poisoning
Curare poisoning/curare-like agents
Nerve gas exposure
Noxious gas/mustard gas inhalation
Sarin poison nerve gas exposure
Soman poison nerve gas exposure
Tabun poison gas exposure
VX poison nerve gas exposure
Ammonia exposure/inhalation
Hydrogen sulfide poisoning/inhalation
Carbon disulfide inhalant/poisoning
Chlorine gas poisoning
Methane gas poisoning/asphyxia
Phosphine poisoning
Toluene diisocyanate poisoning
Carbon dioxide gas inhalation/asphyxia
Nitrogen gas inhalation/asphyxia
Organ Poisoning (Intoxication)
Chemical tracheobronchitis
Asphyxation, Asphyxia, Asphyxia (finding), Asphyxias, Asphyxiation, Asphyxiation (event), Asphyxiation (finding), Suffocating, Suffocating (finding), Suffocation, Suffocations

Lack of oxygen to the brain or any condition that causes an airway obstruction


External Links Related to Asphyxia/suffocation - Causes
PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
NGC (National Guideline Clearinghouse)
Medscape (eMedicine)
Harrison's Online (accessmedicine)
NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)