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154 Possible Causes for Anorexia, Hypokalemia, Mucus in Stool

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  • Acute Gastroenteritis

    Stool culture identified Edwardsiella tarda O4: H4, and no other pathogenic bacteria were detected.[] It is known that these patients are more susceptible to hypokalemia than normal individuals.[] Such children usually exhibit irritability (fussiness), lack of appetite (anorexia), and gas as signals of their discomfort.[]

  • Ulcerative Colitis

    Their consistency of stool improves, frequency to rush to toilet also decreases and the quantity of blood and mucus in the stool reduces.[] Hypoalbuminemia (albumin 3.5 g/dL), hypokalemia (postassium 3.5 mEq/L), elevated alkaline phosphatase, and hypomagnesemia (magnesium, 1.5 mg/dL) will be looked for in a comprehensive[] Systemic symptoms and signs, more common with extensive UC, include malaise, fever, anemia, anorexia, and weight loss.[]

  • Crohn's Disease

    Mucus in stool Individuals with Crohn’s may experience long periods of remission, where they have no symptoms or only very mild symptoms.[] The disease causes malnutrition, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, weight loss and fatigability. Acute periods are accompanied by fever and rectal bleeding.[] Depending on duration of symptoms, these can also be accompanied by nausea, anorexia and weight loss.[]

  • Amebiasis

    Sometimes blood and mucus in stools may also be present. Change in bowel habits and a feeling of incomplete evacuation are other associated features.[] More severe infection may cause fever, profuse diarrhea, abdominal pain, jaundice, anorexia, and weight loss.[] Symptomatic patients initially have lower abdominal pain and diarrhoea and later develop dysentery (with blood and mucus in stool).[]

  • Giardiasis

    […] with mucus in stool.[] We report a case of severe and transient myopathy secondary to hypokalemia induced by chronic intestinal infection with Giardia lamblia in a patient with common variable hypogammaglobulinemia[] […] with anorexia nervosa symptoms.[]

  • Rifampin

    Tell your doctor right away if you develop: persistent diarrhea , abdominal or stomach pain /cramping, blood / mucus in your stool.[] Laboratory tests revealed proteinuria, profound hypokalemia, hyperchloremic metabolic acidosis with a normal anion gap, positive urine anion gap, hypophosphatemia with hyperphosphaturia[] Explain importance of follow-up appointments. • Encourage patient to report promptly any flulike signs or symptoms, weakness, sore throat, loss of appetite, unusual bruising[]

  • Azithromycin

    Tell your doctor right away if you develop: persistent diarrhea, abdominal or stomach pain /cramping, blood / mucus in your stool.[] […] syndrome, bradyarrhythmias, or uncompensated heart failure; also use with caution if coadministering with drugs that prolong QT interval or proarrhythmic conditions (eg, hypokalemia[] Pharmacokinetics 500mg dose: Cmax: 0.4mg/L; Half-life: 35-40 hours; Volume of distribution: 23-31 L/kg; Table 3 Adverse Effects Gastrointestinal: abdominal cramps, nausea, diarrhea, anorexia[]

  • Food Poisoning

    Shigellosis (bacillary dysentery) Shigella bacteria Symptoms: Abdominal cramps, diarrhea, fever, sometimes vomiting, and blood, pus, or mucus in stool.[] Laboratory workup revealed the presence of hypokalemia, leukocytosis, and hyperglycemia.[] […] in stool Positive stool culture Oral rehydration is mainstay Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) or ampicillin for severe cases No opiates Salmonella Beef, poultry, eggs[]

  • Antacid

    The report showed a significant reduction in the amoeba and mucus in stool (p 0.05) and a trend towards reduction in the presence of occult blood.[] Excessive bicarbonate ingestion places patients at risk for a variety of metabolic derangements including metabolic alkalosis, hypokalemia, hypernatremia, and even hypoxia[] Extensive use of aluminum-containing antacids may cause hypophosphatemia (low phosphate levels in the blood), which in severe cases could lead to muscle weakness, anorexia[]

  • Clostridium Difficile

    Signs and Symptoms C difficile causes diarrhea with stomach cramps or tenderness, fever, and blood and mucus in the stools. How Is the Diagnosis Made?[] […] of appetite .[] We report a case of a 40-year-old man, diagnosed with ulcerative colitis (UC) in 2012 who presented in our clinic for 20 watery stools per day with mucus and blood, hypogastric[]

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