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31 Possible Causes for Agitation, Recurrent Pneumonia due to Aspiration

  • Aspiration Pneumonia

    A 64 year old woman presented with persistent and severe symptoms due to recurrent aspiration pneumonias associated with oesophageal reflux.[] Medicine -- Section 2: Critical Care -- Chapter 137: Inpatient Cardiac Arrest and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation -- Chapter 138: Acute Respiratory Failure -- Chapter 139: Pain, Agitation[] An 80-year-old man was admitted to the hospital with recurrent right-sided aspiration pneumonia, found on barium swallow to be due to diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis[]

  • Hypotension

    Clinical presentation was hoarseness, aspiration pneumonia and hypoxemia requiring ventilatory support.[] BACKGROUND: Expert consensus panels have recommended risperidone as first-line treatment for agitation of psychiatric origin.[] The most common reported toxicities with SCB use based on studies using Texas Poison control record are tachycardia, agitation and irritability, drowsiness, hallucinations[]

  • Limbic Encephalitis

    She had a complicated hospital course, and had recurrent respiratory distress due to aspiration pneumonia, and fluctuating mental status and seizures that were refractory[] During the third cycle of treatment, the patient developed psychomotor agitation and hallucinations followed by severe consciousness level reduction and cognitive impairment[] A 53 years old man presented with agitated behaviour, drowsiness, irrelevant talking, confusion, hallucinations and loss of memory.[]

  • Dysautonomia

    pneumonias due to aspiration, Inability to tolerate lower oxygen levels Kidney: dehydration with elevated blood urea nitrogen (BUN), poor kidney blood flow, salt wasting,[] […] higher temperature a lot of sweating an increase in heart rate an increase in breathing rate and laboured breathing agitation increased muscle stiffness (spasticity) large[] […] stress may lead to FD crises, which are manifested by protracted bouts of nausea, vomiting, hypersalivation, high blood pressure, sweating, skin blotching, tachycardia, agitation[]

  • Retropharyngeal Abscess

    pneumonia (due to spontaneous rupture), meningitis, and epiglottitis.[] It is usually seen in an infant or young child with high fever, agitation, neck pain, malaise, fever, dysphagia, drooling, cough, respiratory distress, and stridor. [ 3 ][] Trismus: difficulty in opening the mouth Respiratory problems, such as stridor (abnormal breathing sound that is very high-pitched) High-grade fever Airways obstruction Cough Agitation[]

  • Wolfram Syndrome

    Life-threatening complications, including central apnea (due to bulbar dysfunction) are frequent and may lead to recurrent aspiration pneumonia.[] It is easy to become emotionally agitated or upset. The challenge with these symptoms is that they are initially fairly mild.[] […] slow – even in bright lights pupils never go pinpoint It becomes evident that high frequency hearing loss or tonal deafness has developed Easy to get upset or emotionally agitated[]

  • Parapharyngeal Abscess

    pneumonia (due to spontaneous rupture), meningitis, and epiglottitis.[] Signs of sepsis Drooling or agitation There may be concurrent tonsillitis, pertonsillitis, pharyngitis and other upper respiratory infection such as otitis media NOTE - The[] […] inability to extend nec k Torticollis Anterior cervical lymphadenopathy Respiratory distress Infants may also present with lethargy, cough, poor intake, rhinorrhea, and agitation[]

  • Foreign Body Aspiration

    The right lower lobe of the lung is the most common site of recurrent pneumonia in foreign body aspiration.[] Efforts should be made to keep the patient calm and avoid agitating the patient to prevent further airway compromise.[] pneumonia of a specific lung lobe.[]

  • Congenital Tracheomalacia

    Diagnosis of an H-type fistula can be significantly delayed because the only symptoms may be frequent episodes of pneumonia due to recurrent aspiration .[] Stridor is exacerbated during viral infection, crying or agitation. Diagnosis may be clinical, or with bronchoscopy to rule out other disorders.[] The stridor is usually aggravated by respiratory tract infections and agitation. 11 Bacterial Tracheitis.[]

  • Tracheoesophageal Fistula

    Diagnosis of an H-type fistula can be significantly delayed because the only symptoms may be frequent episodes of pneumonia due to recurrent aspiration.[] Occasional stridor was noted when the patient was agitated.[]

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