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72 Possible Causes for Black Vomit, Patient Appears Acutely Ill, 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] Symptoms of bleeding include black vomit, nose bleed, gum bleeding, and purple pin-point spots (bruising).[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] "Esophageal Variceal Hemorrhage Presenting as Sudden Death in Outpatients".[simple.wikipedia.org]

  • Upper Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage

    Acute gastrointestinal bleeding first will appear as vomiting of blood, bloody bowel movements, or black, tarry stools.[emedicinehealth.com] Your stools are black and look like tar. You have belly pain. You vomit or have nausea. You have trouble swallowing, or it hurts when you swallow.[myhealth.alberta.ca] vomiting of black material (blood altered by gastric acid) Melaena – black tarry stools (digested blood) Haematochezia – passage of fresh blood per rectum (can occur in[geekymedics.com]

  • 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] On physical examination, the patient appeared acutely ill, but her heart sounds were normal. A neurologic examination revealed no abnormalities.[kjim.org] Hemorrhage into the central nervous system may cause acute onset of neurological dysfunction or sudden death.[addl.purdue.edu]

  • Acute Pyelonephritis

    In children, signs of sepsis include laboured breathing, listlessness, loss of appetite, floppiness, fretfulness, green or black vomit and irritability.[ada.com] However, patients who appear ill may have severe pyelonephritis or a complication of acute pyelonephritis and should be considered for hospitalization and further evaluation[aafp.org] The suddenness of the patient's death did not allow time for further investigation and therapy.[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] The community is usually engulfed with fear, especially the fear of deaths and the fear of the unknown cause of the disease.[journals.plos.org]

  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome

    Symptoms A person with this condition will vomit blood or pass black, sticky stools after periods of vomiting, retching or coughing.[cedars-sinai.edu] , unexpected death.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] These may include: abdominal pain vomiting up blood, which is called hematemesis involuntary retching bloody or black stools Blood in the vomit will usually be dark and clotted[healthline.com]

  • Bubonic Plague

    Another symptom can also include black spots, vomiting of blood, skin and flesh deterioration. Once infected, victims often died two to seven days after being infected.[disclose.tv] The fierce mortality came upon them, and the sudden cruelty of a monstrous death winnowed the Scots.[bbc.co.uk] Then the dreadful pestilence made its way along the coast by Southampton and reached Bristol, where almost the whole strength of the town perished, as it was surprised by sudden[bbc.co.uk]

  • Acute Fatty Liver of Pregnancy

    ) Differential diagnosis Carnitine deficiency Jamaican vomiting sickness Lábrea hepatitis Reye syndrome Salicylate intoxication Yellow fever Additional references World J[pathologyoutlines.com] Women or couples with known defects in fatty acid oxidation and women with a history of previous liver disease during pregnancy or sudden death of a child within the first[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Children with this deficiency have hypoglycemia, coma, and abnormal liver enzymes or sudden death which cannot find the cause.[hellodoktor.com]

  • Opiate Overdose

    The charcoal may cause nausea and vomiting over the next few hours. It will also cause a black color to your stools for the next 1 to 2 days.[fairview.org] death was linked to prescription painkiller abuse.[nydailynews.com] Choking sounds, or a snore-like gurgling noise (sometimes called the “death rattle”) Vomiting Body is very limp Face is very pale or clammy Fingernails and lips turn blue[harmreduction.org]

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