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80 Possible Causes for Apnea, Lip Smacking, Sudden Death

  • Status Epilepticus

    Prognosis Status epilepticus is the second highest cause of mortality in Dravet syndrome patients, following sudden unexpected death in epilepsy ( SUDEP ). *** Dravet Syndrome[dravetsyndromenews.com] (particularly when this is uncommon for the child) Features include altered mental state, confusion, unresponsiveness, abnormal (often subtle) motor movements, twitches, lip-smacking[dontforgetthebubbles.com] Breathing: Hypoxemia may result from respiratory depression/apnea, aspiration, airway obstruction, and neurogenic pulmonary edema [41]. • All children with SE should have[indianpediatrics.net]

  • Fugu Poisoning

    But it was very pleasant on the palate and Bond was effusive in his compliments because Tiger, smacking his lips over each morsel, obviously expected it of him.[flemingsbond.com]

  • Epilepsy

    Ferraz, Sudden unexpected death in Parkinson's disease: Perspectives on what we have learned about sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP), Epilepsy & Behavior, 10.1016[doi.org] […] and stop gradually rather than abruptly Last longer than 10 seconds Are more likely to cause falling May include automatisms such as blinking, eye fluttering, lip smacking[verywell.com] Co-morbid sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, insomnia, restless legs syndrome, and the parasomnias, occur frequently in people with epilepsy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Generalized Motor Seizure

    Sen-Chowdhry S, McKenna WJ (2006) Sudden cardiac death in the young: a strategy for prevention by targeted evaluation.[link.springer.com] Movements of hands, like wringing, playing with buttons or objects in hands, waving Non-purposeful movements, called automatisms, involve the face, arms or legs, such as lip[epilepsytalk.com] But there is mental illness in my family as well as sleep apnea. I took Dilantin, then Phenytoin, then Tegretol for my seizures.[epilepsy.com]

  • Stroke

    A very severe stroke can cause sudden death.[who.int] Those kinds of episodes can be accompanied by behavior that looks intentional but is not (such as lip smacking, picking at clothes, etc.).[urmc.rochester.edu] Jäkälä, Juha Töyräs, Sami Myllymaa, Esa Mervaala, Katja Myllymaa ERJ Open Research 2017 3: P79; DOI: 10.1183/23120541.sleepandbreathing-2017.P79 Abstract Obstructive sleep apnea[openres.ersjournals.com]

  • Focal Onset Impaired Awareness Seizure

    Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) is the most common cause of epilepsy related mortality in treatment resistant epilepsy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] During the remainder of the attack, lip-smacking and swallowing are not uncommon.[gpnotebook.co.uk] The seizure may include involuntary movements called automatisms, such as lip-smacking, chewing, hand wringing, picking, and swallowing.[healthlinkbc.ca]

  • Syncope

    Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is the most common cause of sudden cardiac death in adolescents. 48 Young age and syncope are risk factors for sudden cardiac death among these[doi.org] smacking or frothing at the mouth (partial seizure) Tongue biting (especially laterally) Blue face Prior to the event: aura (such as unusual smell)  Post-ictal confusion[lifeinthefastlane.com] […] interrupted breathing or snoring, physicians may recommend an evaluation in a sleep laboratory to determine if there is an underlying and treatable sleep disorder, such as sleep apnea[rarediseasesnetwork.org]

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

    During the seizure, blank staring, change of facial expression, and automatisms (such as lip smacking, chewing or swallowing, or repetitive simple actions, such as gestures[ssa.gov] […] function (21 participants), NIV did not prolong survival or improve quality of life, although there was significant improvement in the mean symptoms domain of the Sleep Apnea[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] disorder You or someone else has been diagnosed with ALS and symptoms get worse or new symptoms develop Increased difficulty swallowing, difficulty breathing, and episodes of apnea[nlm.nih.gov]

  • Herpes Simplex Encephalitis

    Duncan S, Brodie MJ (2011) Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy. Epilepsy Behav 21: 344-351.[clinmedjournals.org] He also had intermittent lip smacking movements, suggesting seizure activity.[karger.com] Other signs, which can occur singly or in combination, include temperature instability, lethargy, hypotonia, respiratory distress, apnea, and seizures.[msdmanuals.com]

  • Absence Seizure

    This condition can result in brain damage or death. Sudden, unexpected death: This occurs in around 1 percent of people with epilepsy and no one knows the exact cause.[verywellhealth.com] Signs and symptoms of absence seizures include: Sudden stop in motion without falling Lip smacking Eyelid flutters Chewing motions Finger rubbing Small movements of both hands[mayoclinic.com] In infancy, some other causes of seizure-like spells include: breath-holding spells apnea gastroesophageal reflux (Sandifer’s syndrome) In later childhood: sleep disorders[thebarrow.org]

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