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41 Possible Causes for Agitation, Foaming at the Mouth, Slurred Speech

  • Scorpion Sting

    Almost 84% of patients having a respiratory rate of or 30 breaths/minute associated with agitation and sweating were classified in the pulmonary edema group.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] at the mouth, and symptoms of methamphetamine exposure.[medicaldaily.com] You may have experienced a scorpion sting if you notice: • Sensitive Skin • Local Burning Pain • Slurred Speech • Breathing Problems • Body-Wide Numbness[scorpionspecialists.com]

  • Phencyclidine Intoxication

    The prevalent clinical signs and symptoms were the following: retrograde amnesia, nystagmus, hypertension, and psychomotor agitation.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Other effects include numbness, slurred speech, and loss of coordination accompanied by a sense of strength and invulnerability.[www1.nyc.gov] Signs of PCP abuse include: Sedation Immobility Amnesia Numbness Slurred speech and other speech difficulties A sense of invulnerability Blank stare Rapid, involuntary eye[narconon.org]

  • Mercury Poisoning

    […] cingulate Mercury poisoning appeared to result in a dysregulation of posterior cingulate cortex, which was associated with attention/concentration deficits and marked anxiety/agitation[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] speech, tremors, and staggering.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] Furthermore, he showed spontaneous yawning and limb movements with painful periods of agitation and crying.[frontiersin.org]

  • Alcohol Withdrawal Delirium

    CONCLUSIONS: Control of agitation should be achieved using parenteral rapid-acting sedative-hypnotic agents that are cross-tolerant with alcohol.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] They will start foaming at the mouth – the foam is sometimes mixed with blood – and they can choke to death on it.[alcorehab.org] Delirium tremens is the most severe form of withdrawal and manifests with deep confusion, slurred speech, uninhibited behavior, staggering gait, delusions, vivid hallucinations[neuro-la-cote.info]

  • Organophosphate Insecticide

    He was alert, coherent, and cooperative, yet agitated.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] He was responsive to pain, but had slurred speech. His Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score was 9.[intjem.springeropen.com] […] atropine and toxogonin treatment along with mechanical ventilation she developed overt extrapyramidal parkinsonism and encephalopathy, characterized by impaired sensorium and agitation[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Cholinergic Crisis

    If the offending agent penetrates the blood brain barrier the victim will become agitated, could hallucinate, experience seizure, or if untreated, hastily decline into coma[epmonthly.com] Bulbar muscles - common, causing a nasal sound to speech that is slurred.[patient.info] […] psychomotor performance PTSD Increased sister chromatid exchanges (genetic effects) N/A Acute neurological signs Tonic clonic seizures Seizure/muscle Convulsions Confusion/agitation[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Rabies

    In the first case, patients show agitation, hyperactivity, restlessness, trashing, biting, confusion or hallucinations.[orpha.net] […] at the mouth the dropping of the lower jaw (in dogs) paralysis of the jaw, mouth and throat muscles[web.archive.org] speech.[news.bbc.co.uk]

  • Botulism

    Because of skeletal muscle paralysis, patients who experience respiratory distress do not present with signs of agitation, such as restlessness, tossing, gasping, thrashing[doi.org] We report the first Italian case of wound botulism due to intramuscular heroin injection in a 48-year-old man with an acute onset of slurred speech and dysphagia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Symptoms of botulism include double vision, blurred vision, drooping eyelids, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing, dry mouth, and muscle weakness that moves down the body[web.archive.org]

  • Delirium

    Valproic acid was effective in treatment of agitation and well tolerated.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] On mouth, the woody and dry thing comes up. At the end of the sip, a light-bitter taste. The aftertaste comes dry and with a high bitterness.[ratebeer.com] Restless and upset Slurred speech Not making sense Mix-up days and nights Sleepy, then alert Forgetful Cannot concentrate More alert than normal Not knowing where you are[oceanmedicalcenter.com]

  • Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis

    We describe the case of a 17-year-old male who presented with acute onset of seizures and malignant catatonia with psychosis, agitation, and hypermetabolism, who responded[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Blood and foam began to spurt out of my mouth through clenched teeth.”[bostonglobe.com] One child presented with unsteady walking and slurred speech, suggestive of cerebellar ataxia, and 3 had inability to bear weight on a unilateral lower extremity, resulting[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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