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How do other illnesses affect coma?

Illnesses are often the cause of a coma. Diabetes, stroke, hypothyroidism, meningitis, and encephalitis are some of the more common illnesses that can lead to coma. Kidney failure, liver disease, and neurological disorders can cause complications during the urgent stage of treatment and through long-term care. Pneumonia is often the infection that leads to death for someone in a coma.

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