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177 Possible Causes for Black Vomit, Myalgia, 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] The illness was characterized by fever, headache, myalgia, gastrointestinal symptoms, hepatic and renal dysfunction, and (in the fatal case), shock and coagulopathy, compatible[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Acute Pyelonephritis

    In children, signs of sepsis include laboured breathing, listlessness, loss of appetite, floppiness, fretfulness, green or black vomit and irritability.[ada.com] The suddenness of the patient's death did not allow time for further investigation and therapy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Two patients discontinued ciprofloxacin because of myalgia with 7 days of treatment and itching exanthema with 14 days.[portal.research.lu.se]

  • 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] Symptoms: Symptoms may include: Weakness Lethargy, fatigue Nausea and vomiting Arthralgias, myalgias (muscle pains) Low blood pressure (hypotension) that may cause light-headedness[uclahealth.org]

  • 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] Adult-onset Still's disease is a rare inflammatory condition of unknown origin characterized by high spiking fever, arthralgia, arthritis, myalgia, salmon-colored evanescent[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] In severe untreated cases, death may occur within hours, but with simple treatment full recovery can be expected.[sahealth.sa.gov.au]

  • Heat Cramp

    Confusion Headaches Black outs or syncope and sudden fall of blood pressure called orthostatic hypotension Rapid heart rate Passing urine less frequently and passing dark[news-medical.net] Although muscle cramping is not a cause of sudden death, it can be confused with a more serious condition, exertional sickling (cramps with no palpable muscle contraction)[ksi.uconn.edu] Heat-Related Illnesses Heat cramps Elevated body temperature Thirst Muscle cramps Sweating Tachycardia Heat exhaustion Same as heat cramps, plus : Nausea/vomiting Headache Malaise/myalgias[aafp.org]

  • Typhus

    The individual spots eventually develop crusty black scabs.[encyclopedia.com] Scrub typhus is an acute infectious disease caused by Orienta tsutsugamushi, which is clinically manifested by fever, generalized lymphadenopathy, diffuse myalgia, headache[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Major clinical manifestations were fever (100%), myalgia (65%), cough (51%) and vomiting (46%); major complications were meningitis/meningoencephatilitis (12.5%) and multi-organ[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Neostigmine

    Incidence not known Bloated constricted, pinpoint, or small pupils (black part of eye) diarrhea dry mouth excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines feeling of warmth[mayoclinic.org] However, reports of sudden death using neostigmine for reversal of neuromuscular blockade at the end of an operation, which were not properly treated with atropine abandoned[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The incidence of postpartum myalgia was greater in the SUX group (ROC 0%; SUX 6.7%; P 0.007).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Marburg Virus Disease

    Initially, because of sudden deaths of many people especially in one family, they believe it's witchcraft.[journals.plos.org] Features of the illness included high fever, myalgia, vomiting and diarrhoea, hepatitis, a characteristic maculopapular rash, leucopenia, thrombocytopenia, and a bleeding[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The first phase lasts about 5 days and is characterized by a high fever, headache, chills, malaise, myalgia, and possibly nausea, emesis, watery diarrhea, abdominal pain,[symptoma.com]

  • Dengue Virus

    […] with or without blood • Black stools, like coal tar • Excessive thirst (dry mouth) • Pale, cold skin • Restlessness, or sleepiness 3.[creative-diagnostics.com] Sudden infant death due to dengue virus infection is very rare. An 8-month-old male infant was found unresponsive during a nap in his nursery school.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Acute dengue myositis is characterized by fever and myalgia (with or without muscle weakness).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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