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604 Possible Causes for Altered Mental Status, Hemiplegia, Stroke

  • Stroke

    Specifically, this exploratory study investigates changes in gait pattern among stroke patients with hemiparesis or hemiplegia during gait recovery.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] How are strokes diagnosed?[medlineplus.gov] The common chameleons were initially diagnosed as altered mental status (AMS) (29, 31%), syncope (15, 16%), hypertensive emergency (12, 13%), systemic infection (10, 11%),[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Subdural Hematoma

    In this case, we present a patient who presented to the pediatric emergency department with new-onset seizure and hemiplegia 2 days after a roller-coaster ride.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Here, we present the case of a 64 year-old male whose prostate carcinoma's metastasis mimicked a subdural hematoma, and he suffered a middle cerebral artery stroke.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] mental status should be thoroughly assessed for the development of Chronic Subdural Hematoma.[dovemed.com]

  • Hypertensive Encephalopathy

    […] in other varieties of chronic interstitial nephritis, there may occur acute episodes of cerebral phenomena, such as epileptiform convulsions, coma, headache, amaurosis, hemiplegia[doi.org] BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Although chronic hypertension is a well-established risk factor for stroke, little is known about stroke risk after hypertensive encephalopathy (HE[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] His altered mental status, however, resolved with control of blood pressure.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Epidural Hematoma

    […] microangiopathic changes Arterial hypertension and increasing age are the most important risk factors Clinical features Lucid interval , then loss of consciousness Headache Hemiplegia[amboss.com] A 71-year-old male presented with sudden neck pain followed by left-sided hemiparesis, and was believed to have had a stroke.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The group failing observation was more likely to present with altered mental status (RR 18.8; 95% CI 8.7-49.6), has larger median bleed thickness (observed 5.6mm versus failed[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Cerebral Embolism

    About 3 months later, however, she developed left hemiplegia, and head magnetic resonance imaging revealed multiple tumorous lesions affecting the previously detected infracted[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] All were extensively investigated and no other causes for stroke were found.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The patient awoke slowly, and when awake she showed a combination of contralateral hemiplegia, and right hemianesthesia with global aphasia; the CT scan showed an ischemic[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Transient Ischemic Attack

    […] following cerebral infarction 2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt Type 2 Excludes transient ischemic attack (TIA) ( G45.9 ) ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code I69.351 Hemiplegia[icd10data.com] American Stroke Association [published corrections appear in Stroke. 2013;44:e20 and Stroke. 2012;43:e181].[doi.org] These include, but are not limited to: Laboratory tests should focus on ruling out metabolic conditions that may mimic TIA (e.g. hypoglycemia causing altered mental status[en.wikipedia.org]

  • MELAS Syndrome

    Episodes may be followed by transient hemiplegia or hemianopia lasting a few hours to several weeks.[markalewis.com] BACKGROUND: The pathogenesis of stroke-like episodes in patients with mitochondrial myopathy, encephalopathy, lactic acidosis and stroke-like episodes (MELAS) remains unknown[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] He presented one month later with recurrent lactic acidosis, right gaze deviation and altered mental status.[n.neurology.org]

  • Lupus Encephalitis

    Marked CoA 2 21 M Seizures, movement disorder Minimal CoA (Figure 1B) Minimal CoA 3 19 F Seizures Marked CoA 4 20 F Hallucinations, coma Normal Minimal CoA 5 29 F Coma, hemiplegia[rheum-care.com] […] for the increased stroke risk in SLE patients.[lupusnewstoday.com] mental status.[cureus.com]

  • Brain Neoplasm

    A brain tumor is the usual initial clinical and radiologic diagnostic impression in these patients, whose presenting symptoms include acute onset of hemiplegia, hemisensory[thefreelibrary.com] If you think it's a stroke, dial 999 immediately and ask for an ambulance.[nhs.uk] 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]

  • Brain Abscess

    The postoperative course was uneventful, but a slight left hemiplegia remained at discharge.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Early mortality following stroke: a prospective review. Stroke. 1984 ; 15 :492-496.[stroke.ahajournals.org] CASE REPORT A 67-year old gentleman with history of scalp angiosarcoma with wide excision two years prior presented to the hospital for left arm clumsiness, altered mental[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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