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18 Possible Causes for Carphologia

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  • Delirium

    Abstract Delirium is defined as an acute, fluctuating syndrome of altered attention, awareness, and cognition. It is common in older persons in the hospital and long-term care facilities and may indicate a life-threatening condition. Assessment for and prevention of delirium should occur at admission and continue[…][]

  • Dementia

    BACKGROUND: Stroke is an important cause of death and disability worldwide. Since high blood pressure is an important risk factor for stroke and stroke recurrence, drugs that lower blood pressure might play an important role in secondary stroke prevention. OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether blood[…][]

  • Hyperpyrexia

    BMC Res Notes. 2017 Jul 26;10(1):329. doi: 10.1186/s13104-017-2661-2. Author information 1 Douala General Hospital, Douala, Cameroon. 2 Intern Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaoundé 1, Yaounde, Cameroon. 3 Intern Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences,[…][]

  • Alcohol Withdrawal Delirium

    Abstract Up to now, clinical predictors for the course of the alcohol withdrawal syndrome, especially for the occurrence of a delirium, are lacking. Thus, this study was undertaken to examine whether clinical routine investigations at admission before the withdrawal syndrome can reveal factors indicating a higher risk[…][]

  • Encephalopathy

    Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES), first introduced in 1996, is a neurotoxic state characterised by seizures, headache, vision change, paresis, nausea and altered mental status. Risk factors include hypertension, eclampsia/pre-eclampsia, infection/sepsis and cancer chemotherapy. Although exposure[…][]

  • Cerebral Cortical Atrophy

    Abstract Computed tomography of the head in 15 children with end-stage renal disease revealed cerebral cortical atrophy in eight and ventricular enlargement in an additional two. These changes were not necessarily associated with any clinical signs or symptoms. Although high doses of steroids may have been[…][]

  • Japanese Encephalitis

    Abstract Japanese encephalitis is common human endemic encephalitis seen over various parts of the world. Usual presenting features include an encephalitic syndrome, symptoms of frontal lobe, basal ganglia and thalamic involvement. Characteristic radiological picture is bilateral thalamic and basal ganglia hypo density[…][]

  • West Nile Encephalitis

    Abstract Since 1999, more than 6,500 cases of West Nile virus neuroinvasive disease (WNND) have been reported in the United States. Patients with WNND can present with muscle weakness that is often assumed to be of neurological origin. During 2002, nearly 3,000 persons with WNV meningitis or encephalitis (or both)[…][]

  • California Encephalitis

    BACKGROUND: Encephalitis is a relatively rare presentation of enterovirus (EV) infections. Clinical and epidemiologic characteristics of EV encephalitis (EVE) have not been well characterized. METHODS: Patients with encephalitis enrolled in the California Encephalitis Project from 1998 to 2005 were tested for a range[…][]

  • Eastern Equine Encephalitis

    Symptoms The incubation period for Eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV) disease (the time from infected mosquito bite to onset of illness) ranges from 4 to 10 days. EEEV infection can result in one of two types of illness, systemic or encephalitic (involving swelling of the brain, referred to below as EEE). The[…][]

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