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1,536 Possible Causes for Alteration of Consciousness

  • Pneumonia

    […] levels of consciousness, such as comatose patients or inebriated individuals. 4 So, unless a virus or bacteria infects the lung tissue that is injured, this type is usually[articles.mercola.com] Moreover, they are associated with potentially significant adverse events including altered consciousness, arrhythmia and death ( Gunn 2001 ; Kelly 2004 ).[doi.org] , often manifests either because of chemical injury to the lung tissue or aspiration of gastric contents (such as gastric or stomach acid), 3 for example, in people with altered[articles.mercola.com]

  • Hypoglycemia

    , cognitive deficits, and altered mental status.[disabilitybenefitscenter.org] consciousness, with two fatalities ( 116 ).[care.diabetesjournals.org] This can include impairment of cognitive function, motor control, or even consciousness.[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Sepsis

    The patient's preoperative symptoms of fever, rigidity, altered consciousness, and autonomic instability presented a dilemma whether to proceed with battery exchange to treat[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] mental status (for example, altered consciousness, mental confusion or delirium ) Fast respiratory rate ( 22 breaths/minute) Low blood pressure ( 100 mm Hg systolic) However[medicinenet.com] […] adult patient should have a proven or suspected source of an infection (usually bacterial) and have at least two of the following problems to be diagnosed as having sepsis: Altered[medicinenet.com]

  • Malnutrition

    Pseudocholinesterase deficiencies occur because of both genetic and acquired factors. We present the case of a patient with a history of bariatric surgery and severe malnutrition who subsequently developed prolonged neuromuscular blockade after succinylcholine administration. She had markedly decreased[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Hyponatremia

    For example, a CXR may be required in suspected congestive cardiac failure, or a CT brain scan in patients with confusion or altered consciousness.[patient.info]

  • Brain Concussion

    Altered mental status encompasses a broad range of signs and symptoms caused by impaired brain function.[livestrong.com] Neuroimaging is done if there is loss of consciousness, GCS 15, focal neurologic deficits, persistently altered mental status, or clinical deterioration.[merckmanuals.com] The change in mental status indicates that the person’s brain functioning has been altered, this is called a concussion Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury ( Glasgow Coma Scale[biau.org]

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

    Alteration of consciousness required a report by another individual on the scene.[doi.org] […] state of consciousness.”[psychcentral.com] consciousness and permanent or temporary impairment of cognitive, physical, and psychosocial functions.[lifeinthefastlane.com]

  • Vasovagal Syncope

    The condition doesn’t include seizures, coma, shock or other such states of altered consciousness.[symptoma.com] It has many causes, and is distinct from vertigo, seizures, coma, falls, psychogenic pseudosyncope, drop attacks, transient ischaemic attacks, and states of altered consciousness[bestpractice.bmj.com] In patients with syncope, the altered level of consciousness lasts only a few seconds and not more than a minute.[my.clevelandclinic.org]

  • Cardiac Arrhythmia

    Cardiac arrhythmia is characterized by abnormal heart rate or rhythm. It typically refers to a condition, where in the electrical activity that regulates heartbeat is irregular, slow or fast. In many instances, cardiac arrhythmia may not produce any signs or symptoms. An abnormal heart rhythm gets diagnosed during[…][symptoma.com]

  • Pulmonary Embolism

    Other atypical symptoms include hemoptysis, productive cough, abdominal pain, flank pain, seizures, syncope, wheezing, fever and altered level of consciousness.[symptoma.com]

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