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739 Possible Causes for Chronic Alcoholism, Polycythemia

  • Cushing's Disease

    The reported sensitivity of this test is 98 percent; the reported specificity is 80 percent. 4 Obesity, chronic illness, chronic alcoholism and depression can cause false-positive[] […] kyphosis caused by osteoporosis of the spine, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, amenorrhea, hypertrichosis in females, impotence in males, dusky complexion with purple markings, polycythemia[] The above two tests may be falsely positive in conditions causing pseudo-Cushing syndrome such as obesity, acute or chronic illness, alcoholism, depression, drugs and high[]

  • Pernicious Anemia

    […] disease (COPD) chronic alcoholism folate (vitamin B-9) deficiency caused by poor diet or conditions that affect absorption Other vitamin B-12 deficiencies, such as those[] A review of the literature reveals several instances of polycythemia developing in association with liver therapy, and a few cases of typical polycythemia vera associated[] These conditions can include: Decreased red blood cell production due to: Problems with bone marrow function Chronic diseases or inflammation, such as cancer or infections[]

  • Thrombocytopenia

    A history of acute and chronic alcohol use should be obtained.[] Trisomy 21 is associated with an increased incidence of hematologic disorders such as polycythemia, transient myeloproliferative disorder, and acute leukemia. 1 There are[] Aplasia or hypoplasia (idiopathic, radiation, alcohol, or drugs – for example, chemotherapy, thiazide diuretics, and certain antibiotics).[]

  • Cardiomyopathy

    ‘Excessive chronic alcohol consumption also leads to dilated cardiomyopathy (alcoholic heart muscle disease).’[] Tachyarrhythmias Thyroid diseases Diabetes mellitus Thiamine (Vitamin B1) deficiency Chronic alcoholism Pregnancy uteri Illicit drug use (cocaine, methamphetamine, anabolic[] Dilated cardiomyopathy can be caused by chronic, heavy alcohol use and nutritional deficiencies tied to alcoholism.[]

  • Hypersplenism

    The index case is a 32-year-old chronic alcoholic male presented with multiple episodes of hematemesis and melena.[] Secondary hypersplenism results from another disease such as chronic malaria, rheumatoid arthritis, tuberculosis, or polycythemia vera, a blood disorder.[] Some of the most common causes of an enlarged spleen include the following: liver disease ( cirrhosis due to chronic hepatitis B , chronic hepatitis C , fatty liver , long[]

  • Cerebral Edema

    A 40-year-old man with a history of diabetes mellitus and chronic alcoholism was admitted with acute impaired mentality.[] Contributing factors appear to be exaggerated polycythemia and hypoxemia, and lower and sluggish CBF compared to CMS patients without cerebral edema; but what triggers this[]

  • Bleeding Diathesis

    A patient who developed an epidural haematoma with multifactorial aetiology (bleeding diathesis, ankylosing spondylitis, chronic alcoholism and acute pancreatitis) after epidural[] Erythromelalgia is the main, pathognomonic and presenting symptom in patients with essential thrombocythemia and thrombocythemia associated with polycythemia vera.[]

  • Hypoglycemia

    Although ethanol can inhibit gluconeogenesis on its own, the propensity to cause hypoglycemia is more often seen in patients with chronic alcoholism, in whom malnutrition[] […] mellitus Large for gestational age (LGA) ( 8 pounds 12 ounces or 3969g) Small for gestational age (SGA) ( Premature ( Low birth weight ( Smaller twin when sizes are discordant Polycythemia[] Sex differences in hepatic gluconeogenic capacity after chronic alcohol consumption. Clin Med Res . 2007;5(3):193-202.[]

  • Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis

    Chronic alcohol consumption for more than 10 years was the only predisposing condition to this infection.[] Rarely, the thrombosis is caused by a tumor pressing on the veins or by polycythemia (an excessive concentration of red cells in the blood).[] ., polycythemia rubra vera; sickle cell disease; acute lymphocytic leukemia; deficiencies of antithrombin III, protein C, or protein S; resistance to activated protein C;[]

  • Bilirubin Encephalopathy

    alcohol abuse.[] Risk factors [ edit ] Premature birth Rh incompatibility Polycythemia - often present in neonates Sulfonamides (e.g. co-trimoxazole ) - displaces bilirubin from serum albumin[] […] excessive hemolysis P58.0 Neonatal jaundice due to bruising P58.1 Neonatal jaundice due to bleeding P58.2 Neonatal jaundice due to infection P58.3 Neonatal jaundice due to polycythemia[]

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