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20 Possible Causes for Cardiomyopathy, Foaming at the Mouth, Generalized Motor Seizure

  • Amanita Phalloides Poisoning

    Amanita phalloides mushrooms are extremely toxic. A variety of treatments have been proposed based as often on anecdotal experience as on firm evidence. General consensus exists regarding some treatments, such as the use of silibinin, penicillin, and activated charcoal. The most polarized debate concerns the value[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Ergotism

    This phenomenon caused groups of people to dance through the streets of cities— often speaking nonsense and/or foaming at the mouth— until they finally collapsed from exhaustion[damninteresting.com]

  • Cardiac Arrest

    Herein we have presented a case of reversible stress-induced takotsubo cardiomyopathy resulting in cardiac arrest in a patient undergoing liver transplantation.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Massive amounts of foam caused by mixing moving air with water and surfactant can sometimes come out of the mouth of victims.[resus.org.uk] KEYWORDS: Atrial fibrillation; Cardiomyopathies; Cardiopulmonary resuscitation; Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation; Heart arrest[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Lead Poisoning

    The poet describes a frothing mouth, asperity of the tongue, and dry throat, together with dry retching, chills, delusions, and overwhelming fatigue.[penelope.uchicago.edu] […] acute lead poisoning (mid-second century BC) is given in the Alexipharmaca of Nicander, who speaks of "gleaming, deadly white lead whose fresh colour is like milk which foams[penelope.uchicago.edu]

  • Alcohol Withdrawal Delirium

    They are major motor seizures and are generalized but brief. If left untreated, multiple seizures may occur. About 3% of patients go on to develop status epilepticus.[ijnpnd.com] Alcoholic cardiomyopathy: In alcoholic cardiomyopathy, the long-term use of alcohol leads to hear failure.[healthline.com] They will start foaming at the mouth – the foam is sometimes mixed with blood – and they can choke to death on it.[alcorehab.org]

  • Preeclampsia

    Eclampsia is the occurrence of generalized motor seizures (grand mal seizures) in pregnant women with PE that are not caused by coincident neurological disease and may occur[scielo.br] Postpartum cardiomyopathy was diagnosed afterward by echocardiography.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The patient’s face initially may become distorted, with protrusion of the eyes, and foaming at the mouth may occur. Respiration ceases for the duration of the seizure.[emedicine.com]

  • Scorpion Sting

    Cardiomyopathy, cardiogenic shock or acute pulmonary oedema are well recognised complications of scorpion sting envenomation occurring in about 1-3% of patients.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] at the mouth, and symptoms of methamphetamine exposure.[medicaldaily.com] Scorpion venom cardiomyopathy. Pathol Microbiol (Basel) 1970;35:114-117.[cmej.org.za]

  • Epilepsy

    A variety of seizure types were reported: generalized tonic-clonic seizures in 511 PWE (69.4%), absences in 15 (2.0%), focal motor seizures with full awareness in 7 (1.0%)[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] characterized by a lack of subcutaneous adipose tissue and precocious metabolic syndrome with insulin resistance, resulting in diabetes, dyslipidaemia, hepatic steatosis, cardiomyopathy[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] at the mouth, and was speechless. ' The assumption that Caesar suffered from epilepsy is backed by several sources dating back to Roman times.[epilepsiemuseum.de]

  • Ipecac

    Two cases of ipecac myopathy, one with associated cardiomyopathy are reported.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] This finding, in contrast with the findings of other reports, establishes that ipecac cardiomyopathy can be readily reversible.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] distress over parental conflict, and the extensive medical workup undertaken to evaluate unexplained symptoms of proximal muscle weakness, abdominal pain, and, eventually, cardiomyopathy[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    Incidence and patterns of cardiomyopathy in carbon monoxide-poisoned patients with myocardial injury. Clin Toxicol (Phila) . 2016 Apr 11. 1-7. [Medline] .[emedicine.medscape.com] “I guess my buddy said when they pulled me out of there I was drooling and foaming at the mouth. Like I say, I’m lucky to be here,” Thetreau said.[minnesota.cbslocal.com] Fatal brain damage associated with cardiomyopathy of pregnancy with notes on caeserean section in a hyperbaric chamber. BMJ 1968 ; 4 : 285 –7.[emj.bmj.com]

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