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178 Possible Causes for Altered Mental Status, Leg Pain, Metallic Taste

  • Acute Kidney Failure

    , or feet Back pain Abdominal pain Extreme tiredness Date Last Reviewed: 2/1/2017 2000-2018 The StayWell Company, LLC. 800 Township Line Road, Yardley, PA 19067.[mountnittany.org] Effects may include a metallic taste in the mouth, prolonged nausea and vomiting, incessant hiccuping, itching all over the body, fluid retention, unintended weight loss and[livestrong.com] There may be other causes for altered mental status that might be present. Remember to check blood glucose levels and treat as necessary.[ems1.com]

  • Chronic Kidney Insufficiency

    People who have peripheral vascular disease also may have pain in their extremities, and may develop claudication ( leg pain that occurs with walking ).[medicinenet.com] Common signs and symptoms of CKD include difficulty urinating ( dysuria ), dizziness, foamy urine, frequent urination at night ( nocturia ), metallic taste (dysgeusia), swelling[verywell.com] mental status (encephalopathy from the accumulation of waste products or uremic poisons), and restless legs syndrome; chest pain due to pericarditis (inflammation around[emedicinehealth.com]

  • Cerebral Malaria

    An 84-year-old Somali woman presented with a 3-day history of altered mental status, spiking fevers, chills, bilateral leg pain and weakness, and intermittent diarrhea.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] An 84-year-old Somali woman presented with a 3-day history of altered mental status, spiking fevers, chills, bilateral leg pain and weakness, and intermittent diarrhea.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] We present a case of mental status changes secondary to cerebral malaria treated with automated RBCEx resulting in rapid and dramatic neurologic improvement.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Lead Poisoning

    2010 pigeon ramier.png 3 910 2 748; 9,03 MB X-ray of breast muscle tissues from red-legged patridges containing small fragments of PbPlosOne0015892.jpg 1 336 1 118; 265 KB[commons.wikimedia.org] Very high levels of lead in the blood may cause personality changes, headaches, loss of sensation, weakness, a metallic taste in the mouth, uncoordinated walking, digestive[merckmanuals.com] Paramedics bring a 26-year-old man to the ED with acute-onset altered mental status. He has a history of back pain. An open, unlabeled pillbox was found.[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Meningitis

    Observational studies have associated leg pain, cold extremities, and abnormal skin colour with developing invasive meningococcal disease. 7 This non-specific early stage[doi.org] taste, commonly occurring with nausea and vomiting.[jnnp.bmj.com] […] of headache, fever, neck stiffness, and altered mental status.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Vasovagal Syncope

    A MAN WITH A HISTORY OF ABNORMAL BLOOD TEST RESULTS sought treatment in the emergency department for extreme leg pain.[mdedge.com] It can also produce hemodynamic changes in the vein Patients may complain of burning, feelings of warmth or flushing, or a metallic taste in the mouth This is transient and[slideshare.net] While not everyone with the following risk factors may experience a vasovagal attack, there is a higher risk with: Blood collecting in legs Experiencing a frightful moment[doctorshealthpress.com]

  • Pneumococcal Pneumonia

    These are: pain in the muscles, joints or limbs – such as in the legs or hands shivering or unusually cold hands and feet blue lips and pale or blotchy skin As the condition[nhsinform.scot] Clarithromycin appears to cause more GI symptoms (eg, gastric upset, metallic taste) than azithromycin.[emedicine.medscape.com] mental status 39 (9.8) 49 (10) 0.9 Pulse   125/min 62 (15.6) 62 (12.6) 0.2 Respiratory rate   30/min 98 (24.8) 96 (19.5) 0.06 Systolic blood pressure 30 (7.5) 42 (8.5) 0.6[bmcpulmmed.biomedcentral.com]

  • Alcohol Withdrawal Seizures

    […] stiffness - (limbs, back, neck, teeth, jaw) Tingling, numbness, altered sensation - (limbs, face, trunk) Weakness ("jelly-legs") Fatigue, influenza-like symptoms Muscle twitches[benzo.org.uk] mental status after 3 witnessed seizures.[jamanetwork.com] mental status.[patient.info]

  • Thallium Poisoning

    […] thal·li·um poi·son·ing a condition characterized by vomiting, diarrhea, leg pains, and severe sensorimotor polyneuropathy; about 3 weeks after poisoning, temporary extensive[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] Severe cases develop altered mental status, coma with loss of airway-protective reflexes, respiratory muscle paralysis, and cardiac arrest.[cjasn.asnjournals.org] Nystagmus, confusion, anxiety, tremor, ataxia, optic neuritis, altered mental status, seizures, and coma may also occur.[calpoison.org]

  • Encephalopathy

    In most cases they are characterized by vague symptoms such as ‘foggy mind’, headache, fatigue, joint and muscle pain, leg or arm numbness even if more specific complaints[doi.org] taste Peripheral neuropathy 15- 20 Neomycin 250 mg 2-4 times daily Ototoxicity Nephrotoxicity 20- 30 A recent study showed significant decrease in mortality in cirrhotics[clevelandclinicmeded.com] mental status, tonic-clonic seizures, and hypertension.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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