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101 Possible Causes for Altered Mental Status, Progressive Loss of Vision, Vegetative State

  • Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis

    state.[] mental status.[] The authors here report a case of a 3-year-old child who presented with vision loss followed 15 months later by quadriparesis with bladder involvement.[]

  • Pontine Glioma

    The most common symptom of an optic pathway glioma is progressive vision loss.[] Children experience an accumulation of symptoms, which commonly include some of the following: Turning in of one or both eyes (causing double vision) Slurring speech (or loss[] […] of) Progressive paralysis (typically on one side of the body) Locked-in state (a glazed look – they are conscious of their surroundings but are unable to move, talk or interact[]

  • Hyperviscosity Syndrome

    In fact, the clinician should have a high index of suspicion for hyperviscosity syndrome in patients with unexplained coma/altered mental status or unexplained shortness of[] Neurologic symptoms of hyperviscosity include blurring or loss of vision, headache, vertigo, sudden deafness, diplopia, ataxia, confusion, and disturbances of consciousness[] Multiple Myeloma Altered Mental Status Hyperviscosity Syndrome Although the differential diagnosis of altered mental status is quite extensive, a patient with multiple myeloma[]

  • Cerebral Thrombosis

    mental status.[] Protein S deficiency associated with progressive loss of vision and intracranial venous sinus thrombosis. J Chin Med Assoc 2004; 67(10):521-526. 27.[] Elderly patients more commonly present with altered mental status and confusion as compared to younger patients [12].[]

  • Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis

    state) or were too ill to travel.[] Currently, there is no internationally agreed definition for dystonic storm or status dystonicus, but generally the mental status is described as normal, and there are no[] Most childhood forms of NCL are clinically characterized by progressive loss of vision as well as mental and motor deterioration, epileptic seizures, and premature death,[]

  • Meningitis

    State.[] […] of headache, fever, neck stiffness, and altered mental status.[] Headaches, vision loss Ophthalmic examination and visual field testing revealed a progressive optic neuropathy with severe vision loss and optic atrophy in the right eye.[]

  • MELAS Syndrome

    She then moved into a vegetative state at 10 years of age.[] He presented one month later with recurrent lactic acidosis, right gaze deviation and altered mental status.[] Repeated stroke-like episodes can progressively damage the brain, leading to vision loss, problems with movement, and a loss of intellectual function (dementia).[]

  • Bacterial Meningitis

    Ten patients experienced a full recovery, 1 died, and 1 had a poor neurologic outcome (vegetative state); both of the latter 2 patients were older than 60 years.[] Older patients are less likely to have headache and neck stiffness, and more likely to have altered mental status and focal neurologic deficits 11 , 13 ( Table 3 11 – 13 )[] Bacterial meningitis can progress extremely fast, be severe and may result in brain damage, amputations, hearing and vision loss, learning disabilities or death.[]

  • Epilepsy

    state,” says Mirzabegian.[] Additional complications of progressive scarring can include fusion of the fingers and toes, loss of fingernails and toenails, joint deformities (contractures) that restrict[] […] separate medications—none seemed to help and most caused side effects, including depression, vision loss, insomnia and lethargy that left her “sitting on the couch in a vegetative[]

  • Astrocytoma of the Brain

    , that helped to keep his body in a state of inflammation and acidic pH – again factors that facilitate oxygen levels to drop in the body which would trigger oncogenes and[] loss of vision Double vision Treatment Surgery is standard treatment, usually followed by radiation therapy or chemotherapy.[] […] probably the high use of the electromagnetic equipment and mobile phone was one major factor, along with the very poor diet with its high sugar content and no fruit and vegetables[]

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