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162 Possible Causes for Black Vomit, Severe Clinical Course, Sudden Death

  • Yellow Fever

    At one time it was called “Black Vomit” because of the characteristic black putrid vomit it produces.[] A liver biopsy showed severe and multilobular necrosis. Viral RNA was detectable throughout the clinical course of the disease.[] This sudden exit was of common occurrence. The whole number of deaths in 1793 by yellow fever was more than four thousand."[]

  • 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[] Cardiac arrest and sudden death in dialysis units. Kidney Int. 2001;60:350–7. PubMed CrossRef Google Scholar 5. Winsett OE, Wolma FJ.[] "Esophageal Variceal Hemorrhage Presenting as Sudden Death in Outpatients".[]

  • 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[] Hemorrhage into the central nervous system may cause acute onset of neurological dysfunction or sudden death.[] Symptoms of Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation Abnormal bleeding from anywhere in the body, possibly at several sites at once Tiny, red, pinpointlike dots (petechiae) Vomiting[]

  • Necrotizing Fasciitis

    KEY POINTS Necrotizing fasciitis may be misdiagnosed as cellulitis due to the benign appearance of cutaneous findings early in the clinical course.[] […] marks on the skin, severe pain, fever, chills, fatigue and vomiting.[] The left leg shows extensive redness and tissue death .[]

  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

    She also began vomiting a bilious substance that soon turned darker and greener. By Wednesday night, her vomit was almost black.[] Moreover, a shorter period between the onset of diarrhea and a diagnosis of D   HUS indicated a more severe clinical course or long-term sequelae, and it should be considered[] Nonetheless, we speculate that a direct cardiac compromise accounts for many cases of childhood hemolytic-uremic syndrome complicated by sudden death during the initial hospitalization[]

  • Dengue Virus

    The variants 124Met/166Ser (amino acid positions according to the report GenBank AJL35015.1), were associated with a severe clinical course of the disease.[] […] with or without blood • Black stools, like coal tar • Excessive thirst (dry mouth) • Pale, cold skin • Restlessness, or sleepiness 3.[] 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.[]

  • Pulmonary Anthrax

    […] within days Presentation Symptoms pulmonary anthrax flu-like syndrome with non-productive cough nausea and vomiting hemoptysis chest pain gastrointestinal anthrax nausea and vomiting[] […] dysentery abdominal pain Physical exam cutaneous anthrax initial lesion is a painless and pruritic papule with central vesicle or bulla this progresses to painless and necrotic black[]

  • Hepatic Rupture

    Symptoms of Bleeding Varices Symptoms include: Vomiting of blood Black, tarry, or bloody stool Low blood pressure Rapid heart rate Lightheadedness Shock (in severe cases)[] Its clinical courses and our therapeutic approaches are presented.[] It is a case of a 26-year-old Thai female with primigravida and 34 weeks gestational age that had sudden unexpected death.[]

  • Viral Hemorrhagic Fever

    The syndrome of "viral hemorrhagic fever" in man caused by certain viruses, such as Ebola, Lassa, Dengue, and Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever viruses, is often associated with a shock syndrome of undetermined pathogenesis. However, the vascular system, particularly the vascular endothelium, seems to be directly[…][]

  • Gas Gangrene

    From HBO patient was taken to OR for debridement, but patient began vomiting black coffee grounds emesis.[] […] features Content currently under development Gas gangrene is a medical emergency that can rapidly progress to a severe clinical course with multi-organ failure![] We report a case of sudden death after gas gangrene.[]

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