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362 Possible Causes for Black Vomit, Hypotension, Sudden Death

  • Yellow Fever

    At one time it was called “Black Vomit” because of the characteristic black putrid vomit it produces.[infoplease.com] This sudden exit was of common occurrence. The whole number of deaths in 1793 by yellow fever was more than four thousand."[eyewitnesstohistory.com] In the late stages of disease, patients can develop hypotension, shock, kidney and heat complications. Confusion, seizures, and coma can also occur.[ok.gov]

  • Exsanguination

    […] blood; bright red, dark red, or coffee grind appearance Black Stool, with a tarry texture and foul smell Pain tenderness, bruising, or swelling Bruised or rigid abdomen Internal[russiarobinson.wordpress.com] Cardiac arrest and sudden death in dialysis units. Kidney Int. 2001;60:350–7. PubMed CrossRef Google Scholar 5. Winsett OE, Wolma FJ.[link.springer.com] To prevent further deterioration and subsequent exsanguinations 'permissive hypotension' may be the goal to achieve.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Upper Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage

    Acute gastrointestinal bleeding first will appear as vomiting of blood, bloody bowel movements, or black, tarry stools.[emedicinehealth.com] Worrisome signs are tachycardia, hypotension (systolic blood pressure 90 mm Hg), orthostatic hypotension, and findings indicative of poor perfusion such as cool extremities[symptoma.com] […] fraught with pitfalls, not least because spotting those patients who are suffering significant bleeding can be difficult amongst the majority of referrals who are ill and hypotensive[ueg.eu]

  • Esophageal Varices

    Signs of bleeding include: Vomiting blood Black, tarry or bloody stool Feeling lightheaded or passing out (usually when there is a lot of bleeding).[giforkids.com] PROGNOSIS AND TREATMENT CHARACTERIZATION PROGNOSTIC FACTORS SUDDEN DEATH Esophageal variceal hemorrhage presenting as sudden death in outpatients. Tsokos M, Turk EE.[thedoctorsdoctor.com] Adverse events, including hypotension, hypertension, bradycardia, and hypoxia, were also noted.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Adrenal Insufficiency

    […] only) Weight loss Fluid loss (dehydration) Lack of appetite Muscle aches Upset stomach (nausea) Vomiting Diarrhea Low blood pressure Low sugar levels In women, irregular[hopkinsmedicine.org] Recently, Norwegian researchers found young AI patients to have an increased mortality due to adrenal failure, infection, and sudden death.[symptoma.com] Unexplained hypotension may be a manifestation of an adrenal insufficient state in patients with a history of corticosteroid therapy on hemodialysis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Amphotericin B

    ., fever, persistent sore throat ), mental/mood changes, seizures , black stools, vomit that looks like coffee grounds.[webmd.com] We report some patients with kala-azar in whom coadministration of SAG and amphotericin B led to arrhythmia and sudden death.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] We report two patients with kala-azar: one developed breathing difficulties and hypotension followed by shock and the other had facial angioedema with chest tightness during[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Cardiac Arrest

    Ondansetron is commonly used to treat vomiting in gastroenteritis, but has a United States Food and Drug Administration black box warning for risk of Q wave to T wave time[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is a sudden, unexpected death caused by a change in heart rhythm ( sudden cardiac arrest ).[webmd.com] A 62-year-old woman with renal cell carcinoma (RCC) experienced deteriorating hypotension and bradycardia during radical nephrectomy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Cholera

    The first patient was a 23-year-old black African woman with a 2-day history of watery diarrhea and vomiting associated with a temperature of 39.7 C.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] death ... cholera's nasty comeback Diarrhoea, vomiting, sudden death ... cholera's nasty comeback Aid workers warn of 'devastating' cholera outbreak in South Sudan Aid workers[theguardian.com] He was admitted with severe hypotension and acute renal failure, but recovered with rapid rehydration. Vibrio cholerae O1 serotype Ogawa was isolated.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation

    […] of blood Bloody or black stools Blood in the urine Vaginal bleeding Unexplained bruises Severe abdominal or back pain Seizures or loss of consciousness in advanced cases[healthcommunities.com] Hemorrhage into the central nervous system may cause acute onset of neurological dysfunction or sudden death.[addl.purdue.edu] Spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH) is a rare type of headache.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Bee Sting

    Fever Rash Nausea or vomiting Black widow spiders are usually found in southern and western parts of the United States, though they live throughout North America.[livescience.com] C5aR detection could be useful in the identification of sudden death cases because of unwitnessed fatal insect sting cases.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] corticosteroid agents are used or are recommended too frequently, sometimes as the sole therapeutic agent; and that there is a lack of awareness of the need for volume replacement in hypotensive[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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