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183 Possible Causes for Acute Kidney Failure, Black Stools, Sudden Death

  • Mercury Poisoning

    […] renal failure.[calpoison.org] Abstract A 26-year-old woman ingested 0.9 g of mercuric chloride in a suicide attempt and developed hematemesis, melena and acute renal failure.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Sensitivity reactions to these diuretics may cause asthma, hives, other skin lesions, and sudden death.[britannica.com]

  • Amanita Phalloides Poisoning

    A kidney biopsy showed massive acute tubular necrosis, mainly in the proximal convoluted tubule, and mild interstitial infiltration by mononuclear cells.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Herein, we report on a patient who developed acute renal failure after ingesting A. phalloides, which required definitive renal replacement therapy, despite rapid liver injury[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Typhus

    Typical gastrointestinal manifestations in patients with scrub typhus include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, hematemesis, melena, and diarrhea.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] OBJECTIVES: Renal involvement in scrub typhus ranges from simple urinary abnormalities to acute kidney injury (AKI) leading to death.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Nilsson K, Lindquist O, Pahlson C: Association of Rickettsia helvetica with chronic perimyocarditis in sudden cardiac death. Lancet 1999; 354: 1169–73. MEDLINE 13.[doi.org]

  • Chronic Alcoholism

    Symptoms include vomiting blood, black stool, decreased blood pressure, increased heart rate and massive hemorrhage.[livestrong.com] Acute non‐obstructive pyelonephritis is rarely considered in the differential diagnosis of acute renal failure (ARF), especially in patients with little or no evidence of[academic.oup.com] death of traumatic or neurological origin.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Upper Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage

    Black stool, age less than 50 years, and blood urea nitrogen/creatinine ratio of 30 or greater independently predict an upper GI tract bleeding source.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] renal failure.[bmcnephrol.biomedcentral.com] In the absence of hematemesis, an upper source for GI bleeding is likely in the presence of at least two factors among: black stool, age 50 years, and blood urea nitrogen[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation

    stools Blood in the urine Vaginal bleeding Unexplained bruises Severe abdominal or back pain Seizures or loss of consciousness in advanced cases (rare) Nausea Difficulty[healthcommunities.com] Organ failure, such as liver, pancreas, or kidney failure Other less common causes, such as snake bite venom, toxic drug reaction, blood transfusion reaction, organ transplant[labtestsonline.org] Hemorrhage into the central nervous system may cause acute onset of neurological dysfunction or sudden death.[addl.purdue.edu]

  • Castor Bean Poisoning

    […] collapse Death This plant ( Ricinus sp.) contains a highly toxic glycoprotein called ricin and ricicine, an alkaloid found in both the seeds and leaves.[petpoisonhelpline.com] Death can occur with even a very small ingestion of the beans. Poison type: plants Alternate names: Ricinus, seed, African Wonder tree, Euphorbiaceae[petpoisonhelpline.com] Common signs to watch for: Inappetanc Drooling Abdominal pain Vomiting Severe bloody diarrhea Abdominal straining Weakness Trembling Hypotension (drop in blood pressure) Sudden[petpoisonhelpline.com]

  • Salicylate Poisoning

    […] oliguric kidney failure), and not because of the serum salicylate level. 1-3 The literature describes numerous cases in which levels below 100mg/dl have proven fatal for[revistanefrologia.com] […] cause seizures, cerebral oedema and death.[derangedphysiology.com] kidney injury Congestive cardiac failure Non-cardiogenic pulmonary oedema Coma Convulsions CNS effects not resolved by correction of acidosis Persistently high salicylate[patient.info]

  • Viral Hemorrhagic Fever

    Ecchymoses often are accompanied by hemorrhage in other locations: epistaxis, puncture sites, hematemesis, melena, and hematuria.[emedicine.medscape.com] The organ donor, a middle-aged man from the southwestern United States, had been hospitalized for acute alcohol withdrawal syndrome, pneumonia, and multiorgan failure.[doi.org] Petechiae, mucous membrane and conjunctival hemorrhage, hematuria, melena, and hematemesis may be indicators of a progressing hemorrhagic diathesis.[visualdx.com]

  • Heavy Metal Poisoning

    Hypovolemia, Hypotension Minutes Minutes to hours Gastrointestinal Garlic or metallic taste Burning mucosa Nausea and vomiting Diarrhea Abdominal pain Hematemesis Hematochezia, melena[authorstream.com] In some cases, other affected individuals may experience stomach and intestinal disturbances; kidney damage; dehydration; acute renal failure; inflammation of the gums (gingivitis[rarediseases.org] For instance, smaller levels of heavy metal exposure can cause minor irritations such as skin rashes and warts (arsenic), whereas large amounts may cause sudden death. [3][physio-pedia.com]

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