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202 Possible Causes for Asterixis

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  • Acute Kidney Failure

    Such symptoms include Anorexia Nausea Vomiting Weakness Myoclonic jerks Seizures Confusion Coma Asterixis and hyperreflexia may be present on examination.[merckmanuals.com] […] mmol/L) Pulmonary edema persists despite drug treatment Metabolic acidosis is unresponsive to treatment Uremic symptoms occur (eg, vomiting thought to be due to uremia, asterixis[merckmanuals.com]

  • Chronic Kidney Insufficiency

    Chronic kidney insufficiency affects a significant number of individuals in the developed countries, particularly the United States. The progressive nature of the disease and a substantial reduction in the quality of life over the period of time are the primary reasons why an early diagnosis is crucial. Anemia,[…][symptoma.com]

  • Hypercapnia

    Symptoms and signs of early hypercapnia include flushed skin, full pulse, tachypnea, dyspnea, extrasystoles, muscle twitches, hand flaps (asterixis), reduced neural activity[en.wikipedia.org] Signs and symptoms [ edit ] Symptoms and signs of early hypercapnia include flushed skin, full pulse, tachypnea, dyspnea, extrasystoles, muscle twitches, hand flaps ( asterixis[en.wikipedia.org] Contents Signs and symptoms Edit Symptoms and signs of early hypercapnia include flushed skin, full pulse, tachypnea, dyspnea, extrasystoles, muscle twitches, hand flaps ( asterixis[en.m.wikipedia.org]

  • Hepatic Encephalopathy

    Secondary end points were mortality from HE or any other cause, decrease in mental status grade, asterixis grade, serum Ammonia grade, NCT grade.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Clinical features include lethargy and confusion (frequently progressing to coma); asterixis; nystagmus, pathologic; brisk oculovestibular reflexes; decorticate and decerebrate[icd9data.com] There is usually asterixis and difficulty with writing and other fine motor skills. Patients are moderately obtunded, confused, and disoriented.[enotes.tripod.com]

  • Dialysis Dementia

    […] water. 7 Presenting symptoms consist of: 3, 24 dysarthria apraxia slurred speech with stuttering and hesitation Within months, other symptoms develop: 3, 16, 24 myoclonus asterixis[epilepsy.com] These symptoms are followed by shortened attention span and muscular incoordination, asterixis, and lethargy, progressing to stupor and coma.[alzheimer-europe.org] Findings include the following: Myoclonic jerks, twitches, or fasciculations (ie, uremic twitch-convulsive syndrome postulated by Adams et al in 1997) Asterixis Chorea [5][emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Liver Failure

    Drowsiness and confusion Parotid gland enlargement Spider angiomas Icterus Bilateral parotid swelling ( Credit ) Diminished axillary hair Spider angioma Gynecomastia in a male Asterixis[stanfordmedicine25.stanford.edu] Clinical features include lethargy and confusion (frequently progressing to coma); asterixis; nystagmus, pathologic; brisk oculovestibular reflexes; decorticate and decerebrate[icd10data.com] Liver palms are red and an hepatic flap, also called asterixis, may be present: Hyperextend the fingers and wrist, gently pushing back and a slow clonic movement is the liver[patient.info]

  • Metabolic Encephalopathy

    Asterixis is caused by the loss in voluntary muscle postural tone of the head, tongue, limbs or trunk.[symptoma.com] Asterixis is a flapping movement produced by unsustained muscle contraction against gravity.[aneskey.com] . • Motor findings that are strongly suggestive of a metabolic or toxic encephalopathy include postural-action tremor, asterixis, and multifocal myoclonus. • In comatose patients[medlink.com]

  • Acute Liver Failure

    There was bilateral pitting edema, ascites and marked asterixis.[livertox.nih.gov] In older children, signs and symptoms are identical to those in adults but the classical symptoms of asterixis, tremors, and fetor hepaticus are often absent.[em-consulte.com] Liver palms are red and an hepatic flap, also called asterixis, may be present: Hyperextend the fingers and wrist, gently pushing back and a slow clonic movement is the liver[patient.info]

  • Acute Fatty Liver of Pregnancy

    Symptoms may rapidly progress from restlessness, confusion, and disorientation to asterixis, seizures, psychosis, and ultimately coma. [6] Other systemic effects include respiratory[najms.org]

  • Liver Disease

    Drowsiness and confusion Parotid gland enlargement Spider angiomas Icterus Bilateral parotid swelling ( Credit ) Diminished axillary hair Spider angioma Gynecomastia in a male Asterixis[stanfordmedicine25.stanford.edu] Abnormal findings suggestive of cirrhosis include: Jaundice Spider angiomata Palmar erythema Caput medusa Palpable left lobe of the liver Splenomegaly Ascites Clubbing Asterixis[hiv.va.gov] Variable abnormalities of neurological and psychiatric function, including insomnia, hypersomnia, irritability, confusion, disorientation, hyperactive deep tendon reflexes, and asterixis[hiv.va.gov]

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