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29 Possible Causes for Altered Mental Status, Onset in First Weeks or Months of Life

  • Sepsis

    Early-onset sepsis is seen in the first week of life. Late onset sepsis occurs after 1 week through 3 months of age.[medlineplus.gov] We report the case of a woman who presented with altered mental status after receiving normal saline through an intravenous catheter placed by a medically untrained individual[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The major diagnostic criteria for sepsis are altered mental status, increased respiratory rate, and low blood pressure.[medicinenet.com]

  • Encephalopathy

    Clinical description Onset of EIEE occurs within the first 3 months of life but some present within the first few weeks after birth.[orpha.net] mental status, tonic-clonic seizures, and hypertension.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome is an encephalopathy that can be clinically characterized by headache, altered mental status and/or seizures.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Sexually Transmitted Disease

    Early-onset sepsis is seen in the first week of life. Late onset sepsis occurs after 1 week through 3 months of age.[medlineplus.gov] ., cranial nerve dysfunction, meningitis, stroke, acute or chronic altered mental status, loss of vibration sense, and auditory or ophthalmic abnormalities, which might occur[cdc.gov] mental status, and loss of vibration sense).[cdc.gov]

  • Acne Vulgaris

    : first few weeks of life Clinical presentation : papulopustular rash Treatment : self-limiting disease ; no specific treatment Infantile acne Age of onset : 3 months Clinical[amboss.com] […] both overall quality of life and mental health status. 8, 19 Ultimately, AV is overall the most common dermatological disorder seen in office-based dermatology practices,[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] 2] [1] Subtypes and variants Hidradenitis suppurativa (also acne inversa ) : inflammation of the hair follicles, most likely triggered by a blockage Neonatal acne Age of onset[amboss.com]

  • Neonatal Meningitis

    In the first month of life, group B streptococcus is the most common etiologic agent.[aafp.org] 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] Patients may also present with neurological deficits, altered mental status, and seizures , indicating increased intracranial pressure (ICP).[amboss.com]

  • Streptococcus Agalactiae

    GBS disease in neonates can be classified based on the time of onset: early-onset disease (EOD) occurs in the first week of life (6), while any disease presentation after[cmr.asm.org] Case presentation A 48-year-old, previously healthy male was admitted to the hospital with altered mental status of one day duration.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] In newborns, if the GBS infection develops in the first week of life, it is termed early onset disease.[medicinenet.com]

  • Sepsis in Premature Infants

    Early-onset sepsis is seen in the first week of life. Late onset sepsis occurs after 1 week through 3 months of age.[medlineplus.gov] Clinical variables Temperature instability Heart rate 180 beats/min or 100 beats/min Respiratory rate 60 breaths/min plus grunting or desaturations Lethargy/altered mental[academic.oup.com] mental status Glucose intolerance (plasma glucose 10 mmol/l) Feed intolerance Hemodynamic variables Blood pressure 2 SD below normal for age Systolic pressure Systolic pressure[academic.oup.com]

  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy Type 2B

    It can manifest as acute heart failure at any time of life, although the onset is often in the first weeks or months of life as the first manifestation, as in our case.2–6[revespcardiol.org] mental status, unstable dysrhythmia, stridor, intercostal indrawing, cyanosis, tripod positioning, pronounced use of accessory muscles (sternocleidomastoid, scalenes) and[en.wikipedia.org] […] myocardial fibrosis, and decreased myocardial mass.2,3 Cardiac involvement is a common manifestation, the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in these patients and the first[revespcardiol.org]

  • Streptococcal Septicemia

    […] are infected within the first week of life, it is called early-onset GBS disease.[sepsis.org] The major diagnostic criteria for sepsis are altered mental status, increased respiratory rate, and low blood pressure.[medicinenet.com] According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), GBS is the leading cause of meningitis and sepsis in a newborn’s first week of life. ( Sepsis and Children ) If babies[sepsis.org]

  • Volvulus

    The onset occurred in the first week of life in 3 patients, at age 1.5 months in another, and at age 5 months in the last one, although the latter had previously visited the[analesdepediatria.org] Differential Diagnosis for Pediatric Patients Presenting with Altered Mental Status Altered Mental Status E encephalopathy endocrinopathy I insulin (hypoglycemia) intussusception[ahcmedia.com] The female-to-male ratio was 3:2 and the median age was 5 days (range, 4 days to 5 months).[analesdepediatria.org]

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