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23 Possible Causes for Ataxia, Patient Appears Acutely Ill, Tactile Hallucination

  • Phencyclidine Intoxication

    Cocaine Mechanism block biogenic amine (DA, NE, 5HT) reuptake Intoxication presentation mental status changes euphoria, psychomotor agitation, grandiosity, hallucinations[medbullets.com] ataxia, impotence, and fetal effects.[books.google.com] Ataxia. Dysarthria. Muscle rigidity. Seizures or coma. Hyperacusis. D.[dsm.wikia.com]

  • Acute Alcohol Intoxication

    […] disturbances 0 None 1 Mild itching (e.g., pins and needles, burning, numbness) 7 Continuous hallucinations Auditory disturbances 0 Not present 1 Mild harshness or ability[emsreference.com] The first patient (female, 50 years old) had dysarthria, nystagmus and trunk ataxia on admission. Her blood alcohol level was 2.3‰.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Alcohol intoxication is associated with central nervous system depression including unresponsiveness, hypothermia, and loss of gross motor control (ataxia, slurred speech)[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]

  • Alcohol Withdrawal Delirium

    hallucinations Uncontrollable tremors Seizures DTs can be fatal without treatment, due to the increased risk of developing respiratory arrest, aspiration pneumonitis, or[waypointrecoverycenter.com] ., chloride and potassium), elevated ALT, and gamma-glutamyltransferase serum levels, as well as ataxia and polyneuropathy at the neurological examination, indicate a higher[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Not sure about ataxia, though has some word finding and paraphasic problems.[forums.studentdoctor.net]

  • Benzodiazepine Overdose

    Cocaine Mechanism block biogenic amine (DA, NE, 5HT) reuptake Intoxication presentation mental status changes euphoria, psychomotor agitation, grandiosity, hallucinations[step2.medbullets.com] Ataxia was the most common clinical finding following benzodiazepine ingestion in this series.[doi.org] The most common symptoms of overdose include central nervous system (CNS) depression, impaired balance, ataxia, and slurred speech.[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Hallucinogen Hallucinosis

    Somatic/tactile hallucination: A false perception or sensation of touch or something happening in or on the body.[minddisorders.com] […] poisonous mushrooms resembling psilocybin could lead to unintentional, potentially fatal poisoning Peyote Increased body temperature and heart rate Uncoordinated movements (ataxia[drugabuse.gov] Nausea, vomiting, diaphoresis, and ataxia precede the hallucinogenic effects, which may last 8-12 hours.[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Datura Stramonium Poisoning

    […] are reported in as many as 83% of cases; typically they are simple visual images in natural colors, but infrequently also tactile hallucinations of crawling insects. [11][cjhr.org] ataxia, impotence, and fetal effects.[books.google.com] […] are reported in as many as 83% of cases; typically they are simple visual images in natural colors, but infrequently also tactile hallucinations of crawling insects.(2) The[erowid.org]

  • Alcohol Withdrawal Seizures

    hallucinations Uncontrollable tremors Seizures DTs can be fatal without treatment, due to the increased risk of developing respiratory arrest, aspiration pneumonitis, or[waypointrecoverycenter.com] Monitor for disorientation, diaphoresis, agitation, tremulousness, hyper-reflexia, ataxia, and nystagmus. C.[clinicaladvisor.com] Its signs and symptoms include: extreme confusion extreme agitation a fever seizures tactile hallucinations, such as having a sense of itching, burning, or numbness that isn[healthline.com]

  • Cardiac Glycoside Plant Poisoning

    Visual and tactile hallucinations and psychoses are common.[accessmedicine.mhmedical.com] The clinical symptoms were characterized by nausea, vomiting, salivation, colic, diarrhoea, ventricular tachycardia, dysrhythmia, heart block, ataxia, drowsiness, muscular[degruyter.com] Abnormal findings may include the following: Altered level of consciousness Hypotonia Hyporeflexia Dysarthria Ataxia Horizontal nystagmus Generalized seizures Author Coauthor[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Hypertensive Encephalopathy

    While there are no reports of auditory hallucinations, there have been single case reports of tactile hallucinations and delusional infestation in PRES patients [8-9] .[cureus.com] Wernicke's encephalopathy a neurological disorder characterized by confusion, apathy, drowsiness, ataxia of gait, nystagmus, and ophthalmoplegia; it is due to thiamine deficiency[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] The clinical status was distinctly improved with regression of the headache as well as improvement of the vision and ataxia.[nature.com]

  • Overdose

    (typically visual or tactile, less commonly auditory, olfactory, or vestibular), restlessness, distractibility, tremor {which is sometimes gross), sweating. tachycardia,[who.int] […] and ophthalmological work-up with unremarkable imaging and blood work, the patient has had no improvement in her tinnitus, left-sided paresthesias, visual disturbance or ataxia[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Physical examination revealed bilateral pupils dilatation, lethargy, slurred speech, and ataxia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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