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23 Possible Causes for Altered Mental Status, Cerebellar Ataxia - Limb and Trunk

  • Frontal Lobe Neoplasm

    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] ataxia involving limbs and trunk Increased ICP Headaches less common Clinical manisfestations in Grades III and IV Most fx for ages 50-60 Rapidly progressive symptoms: -[quizlet.com] […] cerebrum, frontal lobe Unilateral or focal headaches Increased ICP Personality disorders Clinical manifestations of Grades I and II in children Appear in cerebellum Unilateral cerebellar[quizlet.com]

  • Paraneoplastic Syndrome

    mental status to coma.[doi.org] […] syndrome: Before cancer: 63% After starting tumor treatment: 30% May begin with tumor relapse: 20% Ataxia: Trunk & Limb Severe Pancerebellar Trunk & Limb Dysarthria Oculomotor[neuromuscular.wustl.edu] Rosengart, A young man with altered mental status and new-onset seizures, Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, 26, 10, (34), (2013).[doi.org]

  • Bickerstaff Brainstem Encephalitis

    mental status; and ataxia.[kjp.or.kr] , or trunk dyskinesias) – loss of consciousness or autonomic dysfunction – Central hypoventilation; and – cerebellar ataxia or hemiparesis. • Only six patients (1%) had one[de.slideshare.net] Bickerstaff’s brainstem encephalitis (BBE) is a rare, autoimmune mediated inflammatory condition, which is associated with opthalmoplegia, altered mental status and ataxia[nature.com]

  • Cerebral Neoplasm

    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] This loss of muscle control and coordination, known as cerebellar ataxia, may affect both the limbs and the trunk of the body.[saebo.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]

  • Acute Cerebellar Ataxia

    Different case series excluded or included patients with altered mental status, rash (as would be expected with varicella), and preexisting developmental delay.[medlink.com] Acute cerebellar ataxia is the most important sign of damage to the cerebellum. Acute cerebellar ataxia can affect movements of the trunk or limbs (arms or legs).[medfriendly.com] Without focal neurologic changes, asymmetric ataxia, or altered mental status, the yield of the image is low.[clinicaladvisor.com]

  • Cerebellar Stroke

    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] This loss of muscle control and coordination, known as cerebellar ataxia, may affect both the limbs and the trunk of the body.[saebo.com] mental status, usually lethargy.[ahajournals.org]

  • Autoimmune Encephalopathy

    mental status prevents the assessment of ataxia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] , or trunk dyskinesias) – loss of consciousness or autonomic dysfunction – Central hypoventilation; and – cerebellar ataxia or hemiparesis. • Only six patients (1%) had one[slideshare.net] mental status defined as: Decreased or altered level of consciousness, Or Lethargy, Or Personality change And: Lasting 24 hours Minor Criteria: 2 for possible encephalitis[lifeinthefastlane.com]

  • Cerebellar Neoplasm

    […] reaction deficits, blindness Brainstem Altered mental status, circling, head tilt, nystagmus, ataxia, hemiparesis or tetraparesis, postural reaction deficits (contralateral[vetbook.org] […] syndrome: Before cancer: 63% After starting tumor treatment: 30% May begin with tumor relapse: 20% Ataxia: Trunk & Limb Severe Pancerebellar Trunk & Limb Dysarthria Oculomotor[neuromuscular.wustl.edu] 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]

  • Cerebellar Ataxia

    Different case series excluded or included patients with altered mental status, rash (as would be expected with varicella), and preexisting developmental delay.[medlink.com] ataxia may include: Uncoordinated movements of the limbs or trunk Clumsiness with daily activities Difficulty walking Speech disturbances with slurred speech and changes[cookchildrens.org] ataxia may cause: Uncoordinated movements of the limbs or trunk Clumsiness with daily activities Difficulty walking Speech disturbances with slurred speech and changes in[winchesterhospital.org]

  • Cerebellar Infarction

    mental status, usually lethargy.[stroke.ahajournals.org] Truncal tremor may be evident - constant jerking of the trunk and head. Limb ataxia Lesions of the cerebellar hemisphere cause ipsilateral signs.[patient.info] DISCUSSION These 3 adolescent males all developed an acute syndrome of gait instability, headache, cerebellar dysfunction, altered mental status, and variable dysphagia/dysarthria[pediatrics.aappublications.org]

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