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868 Possible Causes for Altered Mental Status, Behavior Problem, Confusion

  • Hypoglycemia

    For physicians, if the cause of abnormal behavior cannot be detected, hypoglycemia should be suspected.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] What you will feel is probably: shaky, a bit confused, a little uncoordinated, sweaty, some peoples eyes go funny.[web.archive.org] A hyperglycemic patient with an altered mental status may receive a bolus of glucose.[emedicine.com]

  • Hyponatremia

    behavior. [21] Psychosis after a seizure is relatively common, occurring in between 6 and 10% of people. [22] Often people do not remember what occurred during this time.[en.wikipedia.org] Moderate - personality change, muscle cramps and weakness, confusion, ataxia. Severe - drowsiness.[patient.info] Her serum [Na] and altered mental status corrected slowly over the next 48 hours with furosemide, hypertonic saline, and fluid restriction.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Subdural Hematoma

    Página 64 - Report of the medical consultants on the diagnosis of death to the President's Commission for the Study of Ethical Problems in Medicine and Biomedical and Behavioral[books.google.es] Confusion and headache appears to be the most common presenting features as it is seen in as much as 90% to 56% of cases.[symptoma.com] mental status should be thoroughly assessed for the development of Chronic Subdural Hematoma.[dovemed.com]

  • Hypertensive Encephalopathy

    Página 64 - Report of the medical consultants on the diagnosis of death to the President's Commission for the Study of Ethical Problems in Medicine and Biomedical and Behavioral[books.google.es] The patient was initially presented with a 4-day history of confusion.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] His altered mental status, however, resolved with control of blood pressure.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Wernicke Encephalopathy

    However, even if the person stops drinking and replenishes thiamine, symptoms of the disease (e.g., problem behaviors, agitation, lack of coordination, learning deficits)[caregiver.org] Two patients had confusion, ataxia, or ocular changes and low serum thiamine levels, which resolved with parenteral thiamine.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Wernicke encephalopathy, a triad of ophthalmoplegia, ataxia, and altered mental status, is a serious consequence of thiamine (vitamin B1) deficiency.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Metabolic Encephalopathy

    When further specified as a specific type, delirium is still classified in the section of ICD-9 reserved for mental and behavioral problems (located between drug-induced mental[icd10monitor.com] These include patients with known diabetes who experience symptoms of confusion due to low blood sugar.[healthcare-online.org] List of causes for alteration in mental status Acute encephalopathy (Acute confusional state; Altered mental status) Delirium is characterized by: Fluctuations of alertness[quizlet.com]

  • Hepatic Encephalopathy

    , motor skill problems, tremors with "flapping" of hands Grade 3: a semi-stupor state, confusion, severe disorientation, bizarre behavior Grade 4: coma Clinical diagnoses[verywell.com] Extreme confusion, along with sleepiness and/or an agitated mood, are symptoms of a condition called hepatic encephalopathy.[catie.ca] We report a case of a 52-year-old male with liver cirrhosis presenting an altered mental status.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    We herein report the case of a 65-year-old woman who presented with the subacute onset of dementia and subsequently developed abnormal behavior and a gait disturbance.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] This is the biggest headache for the physician, and it is an area where confusion is common.[doi.org] It then progresses to altered mental status, unsteady gait and ataxia (inability to make coordinated movements.)[medictests.com]

  • Frontal Lobe Neoplasm

    Cognitive deficits, learning problems, and behavioral problems often occur.[hawaii.edu] Patient described 2 types of spells: the first type consisted of staring spells lasting from a few seconds to a few minutes and they were associated with confusion, but no[austinpublishinggroup.com] Manifestations may be nonspecific and include the following: Headache Altered mental status Ataxia Nausea Vomiting Weakness Gait disturbance CNS neoplasms also may manifest[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Brain Neoplasm

    Increased pressure can lead to general symptoms such as: Headache Nausea Vomiting Blurred vision Balance problems Personality or behavior changes Seizures Drowsiness or even[cancer.org] (33%), motor deficits in 3 (33%), language difficulties in 2 (22%), sensory deficits in 2 (22%), visual field deficits in 2 (22%), psychiatric manifestations in 2 (22%), confusion[thefreelibrary.com] mental status Ataxia Nausea Vomiting Weakness Gait disturbance Central nervous system (CNS) neoplasms also may manifest as follows: Focal seizures Fixed visual changes Speech[emedicine.medscape.com]

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