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47 Possible Causes for Apnea, Lip Smacking, Unconscious State

  • Status Epilepticus

    Therefore, NCSE may be involved not only in prolonged post-hyperventilation apnea but also in SUDEP.[f1000research.com] One month later, the patient was in a decorticate state, presenting with unconsciousness and bilateral arm flexion and leg extension.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] (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]

  • Epilepsy

    […] 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] […] identified in a 5-year-old boy with developmental delay associated with Rett-like features including stereotypic hand movements and respiratory abnormalities with episode of apnea[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • 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] See More Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Temperatures Sunday climbed well into 90s as the state slogged through the hottest weekend so far this summer. — Kenneth R.[merriam-webster.com] 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]

  • Syncope

    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] Unconsciousness is a state which occurs when the ability to maintain an awareness of self and environment is lost.[en.wikipedia.org] […] 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]

  • Tonic-Clonic Seizure

    smacking, repeated swallowing or chewing A jerking movement that starts in one part of your body – usually your hand or face – and then spreads bit by bit to other parts[epilepsy.org.uk] Some conditions can make epilepsy worse, eg: Obstructive Sleep Apnea, strokes, head traumas, alcohol and recreational drug use.[epilepsynyc.com] Such behavior may include lip smacking, picking at clothes, buttoning and unbuttoning clothes or finger pulling.[efmny.org]

  • Focal Onset Impaired Awareness Seizure

    During the remainder of the attack, lip-smacking and swallowing are not uncommon.[gpnotebook.co.uk] Lisa was strapped to a metal chair and “questioned” in her unconscious state until her friend found her, rescued her, and brought her to medical care.[oneintwentysix.com] 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]

  • Meningitis

    […] the lips, chewing involuntarily, gazing in different directions, or periodically going limp (a type of seizure) Sluggishness or listlessness (lethargy) A high-pitched crying[merckmanuals.com] Altered mental state, unconsciousness, toxic/moribund state.[patient.info] Manifestations are often nonspecific (eg, temperature instability, respiratory distress, jaundice, apnea).[msdmanuals.com]

  • Focal Seizure

    Focal impaired awareness seizures that start in the temporal lobe may include: picking up objects for no reason or fiddling with clothing chewing or lip-smacking movements[epilepsysociety.org.uk] apnea.[sleepfoundation.org] These behaviors may range from gagging, lip smacking, running, screaming, crying, and/or laughing. The seizure may be followed by a postictal period.[chp.edu]

  • Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis

    Tachycardia and bradycardia, blood pressure lability, hyperthermia, hypoventilation, and/or apnea were each reported in most patients with autonomic instability.[doi.org] Sixty percent of those with orofacial dyskinesias had movements limited to the mouth alone, including lip smacking, tongue protrusion, and bruxism, each unassociated with[doi.org]

  • Jacksonian Seizure

    An example of a focal ( partial ) seizure would be rhythmic muscle contractions in one area of the body: lip smacking, mouth movements , drooling, head turning, eye movements[biology-online.org] Unconscious mental states are, for Hughlings Jackson, a contradiction.[academic.oup.com] I have known people who sleep alot during the day to have sleep apnea and develop seizures from lack of oxygen during the night...[healthquestions.medhelp.org]

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