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260 Possible Causes for Altered Mental Status, Peripheral Motor Neuropathy, Vomiting

  • Acute Intermittent Porphyria

    He experienced lower abdomen pain, nausea, vomiting, and constipation 10 years ago.[doi.org] motor neuropathy.[bestpractice.bmj.com] Patients can also present with Reynold pentad, which is Charcot triad with shock and altered mental status 1,3,4.[radiopaedia.org]

  • Acute Hepatic Porphyria

    Most important symptoms are related to the gastrointestinal tract and include intense and nonspecific abdominal pain that may be cramping, constipation, nausea, vomiting,[symptoma.com] neuropathy (patchy numbness and paresthesias), Proximal motor weakness (usually starting in upper extremities which can progress to include respiratory impairment and death[house.wikia.com] Patients also may experience nausea, vomiting, constipation, or pain in the chest or back.[hematologyandoncology.net]

  • Lead Poisoning

    A 25-year-old schizophrenic man presented with abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, weight loss and anaemia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Can cause peripheral motor neuropathy (i.e., wrist drop). [Dsouza, 2009] There is no “safe” lead level – we are not supposed to have lead in our bodies.[pedemmorsels.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]

  • West Nile Encephalitis

    A 57-year-old Caucasian woman presented with fever, dizziness, balance difficulties, vomiting, dancing eye, altered speech, tremor, generalized myoclonus and failure to rise[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] We report the case of a 46-year-old woman who presented with fever, altered mental status, and maculopapular rash, who was diagnosed with locally acquired WNV encephalitis[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Your child is nauseated or is vomiting. Your child is confused or cannot think clearly.[myhealth.alberta.ca]

  • Acute Renal Failure

    […] and vomiting, abdominal pain pain 6.6 WBCs, protein 30 Increased cortical echogenicity, no hydronephrosis "Synthetic marijuana" 8 New York 33 Nausea and vomiting 3.3 Not[cdc.gov] . -- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and other motor neuron diseases / Pamela J. Shaw -- Peripheral neuropathies / Michael E.[worldcat.org] 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

    Nausea, loss of appetite, and vomiting. Urea in the gastric juices may cause upset stomach. This can lead to malnutrition and weight loss.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] […] sensory and motor neuropathies, muscle cramps, hyperreflexia, restless legs syndrome, and seizures (usually the result of hypertensive or metabolic encephalopathy).[merckmanuals.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]

  • Lead Encephalopathy

    We report the case of a 7-month-old child who presented with regression of milestones, seizures, altered sensorium, and vomiting.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] motor neuropathy.[jnnp.bmj.com] A 66-year-old woman presented to a hospital with headache, irritability, and altered mental status.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Lyme Meningoencephalitis

    Fluids may be given to replace those lost to fever, sweating, vomiting, and poor appetite. What Problems Can Happen?[kidshealth.org] Symptoms of peripheral neuropathy typically include sharp shooting pains, areas of numbness, paresthesias, weakness, or fasciculations.[angelfire.com] Patients may also present with neurological deficits, altered mental status, and seizures, indicating increased intracranial pressure (ICP).[amboss.com]

  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    While headache, nausea, and vomiting are the most common presenting symptoms in children, the most common symptom in infants is consciousness disturbance.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] weakness, peripheral neuropathies, hearing loss, and Parkinsonian-like syndrome.[uhms.org] It then progresses to altered mental status, unsteady gait and ataxia (inability to make coordinated movements.)[medictests.com]

  • Cardiogenic Shock

    The possible complications of lithium overdose include altered mental status, hand tremor, muscle weakness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, seizure, syncope, and arrhythmia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] COMPLICATIONS OF IABP  Cholesterol Embolization  CVA  Sepsis  Balloon rupture  Thrombocytopenia  Hemolysis  Groin Infection  Peripheral Neuropathy 33.[slideshare.net] Hypovolemic shock result of intravascular blood volume depletion common causes: haemorrhage vomiting diarrhoea dehydration third-space losses during major operations primary[aic.cuhk.edu.hk]

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