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76 Possible Causes for Apnea, Lip Smacking, Syncope

  • Generalized Motor Seizure

    Lempert T (1997) [Syncope. Phenomenology and differentiation from epileptic seizures]. Nervenarzt 68:620–624 CrossRef PubMed Google Scholar 15.[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]

  • Epilepsy

    OR (syncope or non convulsive syncope or syncopal attack).mp.} LIMIT to (human and english language)].[dx.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]

  • Focal Onset Impaired Awareness Seizure

    This is the first report of a partial epileptic seizure precipitated by vasovagal syncope and the first example of an epileptic seizure induced by syncope in an adult.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] During the remainder of the attack, lip-smacking and swallowing are not uncommon.[gpnotebook.co.uk] We report a 37 year-old man who had central apnea as the initial manifestation of partial complex seizures associated with oxygen desaturation.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

    Highlights Photo Credit Gracia Lam Personal Health Sleep Apnea Can Have Deadly Consequences The condition is on the rise because the most frequent cause is obesity, which[nytimes.com] We report a case of a previously healthy man presenting with syncope in whom telemetry revealed sinus arrest.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Motor or movement disturbances (called automatisms) may include the following: Rhythmic muscle contractions on one side of the body or face Abnormal mouth behaviors (lip smacking[webmd.com]

  • Syncope

    […] 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] […] for syncope is identified.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] 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]

  • Stroke

    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] The largest proportions of chameleons were AMS, syncope, hypertensive emergency, systemic infection, and suspected ACS.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] 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]

  • Status Epilepticus

    Breathing: Hypoxemia may result from respiratory depression/apnea, aspiration, airway obstruction, and neurogenic pulmonary edema [41]. • All children with SE should have[indianpediatrics.net] . • Focal seizure: Supplementary sensorimotor cortex of frontal lobe • Syncope • Nonepileptic seizures Related syndromes .[medlink.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]

  • Herpes Simplex Encephalitis

    He had a syncopal event at time of presentation and was admitted to the hospital.[n.neurology.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]

  • Postictal State

    Usually such seizures are instead related to syncope or have a psychogenic origin (" pseudoseizures "). [2] The postictal state can also be useful for determining the focus[en.wikipedia.org] smacking chewing.[lopezdonado.bandcamp.com] Sleep apnea in pregnancy may also cause placental hypoxia.[practicalneurology.com]

  • Panayiotopoulos Syndrome

    […] for neurocardiogenic syncope and the EEG shows focal spikes.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] These are called automatisms and may include lip smacking and rubbing the hands together.[nyulangone.org] Lifethreating cardiopulmonary arrest is rare in PS, but long seizure duration of PS may associate with apnea and bradycardia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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