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1,371 Possible Causes for Coma, Electrolyte Imbalance

  • Acromegaly

    A 61-year-old man with gigantism and acromegaly choked and fell into a coma. Immediate tracheal intubation resulted in a return of his consciousness.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] imbalance in the blood, typically low sodium levels (hyponatremia).[pituitary.ucla.edu] […] hypopituitarism include: Loss of appetite Weight loss or weight gain Fatigue Decreased energy Decreased mental function Dizziness Changes in hormonal function can cause electrolyte[pituitary.ucla.edu]

  • Acute Gastroenteritis

    […] sweating Fever Joint stiffness or muscle pain Poor feeding Weight loss The health care provider will look for signs of dehydration , including: Dry or sticky mouth Lethargy or coma[medlineplus.gov] In any case, such tests are very helpful to assess water and electrolyte imbalances and to recognize acidosis.[symptoma.com] Severe dehydration: profound apathy, weakness, confusion (leading to coma), shock, tachycardia, marked peripheral vasoconstriction, systolic blood pressure Investigations[patient.info]

  • Adrenal Insufficiency

    But if an Addisonian crisis is not treated, it can lead to: Shock Seizures Coma Living with adrenal insufficiency Take your medicine exactly as prescribed.[hopkinsmedicine.org] imbalance that showed polymorphic ventricular tachycardia associated with QT prolongation.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] as abdominal pain and weakness, but under certain circumstances, these may progress to Addisonian crisis , a severe illness which may include very low blood pressure and coma[healthcentral.com]

  • Heat Stroke

    In addition, pulmonary edema, coma, hypotension, and hyperpyrexia occurred.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] She was unconscious with hyperthermia on admission and later showed biochemical evidence of liver, cardiac and muscle injury and associated electrolyte imbalance.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] imbalance and inadequate perfusion to organs.[hkfsd.gov.hk]

  • Lithium Toxicity

    However, the presentation of myxedema coma after lithium intoxication has not been previously documented.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Its adverse effects of dehydration and serum electrolyte imbalances are widely known.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] However, her neurological symptoms deteriorated with floppy quadriplegia and deep coma. She gradually recovered.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Ethylene Glycol

    Ethylene glycol toxicity has produced central nervous system abnormalities including coma, cerebral edema, and cranial nerve dysfunction.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] imbalance refractory Fomepizole not available and serum level 50 mg/dl Serum level does not otherwise indicate Dialysis VIII.[fpnotebook.com] (Glasgow coma scale 5/15).[bmj.com]

  • Lithium

    The other was referred due to coma, illustrating severe lithium toxicity. In both cases, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug was the underlying cause.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Treatment is essentially the same as that used in barbiturate poisoning: 1) gastric lavage, 2) correction of fluid and electrolyte imbalance, and 3) regulation of kidney function[rxlist.com] Coma and death are possible. A specific antidote for lithium does not exist. What are possible side effects of lithium?[nami.org]

  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

    Then the coma. Strickland spent his last three weeks in the hospital's burn unit, sheets of skin sliding off his body.[dallasnews.com] […] risk for death from fluid loss, electrolyte imbalance or infections, said Esen K.[eyeworld.org] imbalance Hypokalemia Hyponatremia Hypophosphatemia Eyes: approximately 50% of patients will experience some ocular sequelae Sicca symptoms Symblepharon or ankyloblepharon[pulmonologyadvisor.com]

  • Alcohol Withdrawal Delirium

    Glasgow Coma Scale was 14 (four for spontaneous eye opening, four for incomprehensible sounds, and six for response to pain).[jmedscindmc.com] I nfectious (encephalitis, meningitis, UTI, pneumonia) W ithdrawal (alcohol, barbiturates, benzodiazepines) A cute metabolic disorder (electrolyte imbalance, hepatic or renal[fammedref.org] Patients at greatest risk for death are those with extreme fever, fluid and electrolyte imbalance, or an intercurrent illness, such as occult trauma, pneumonia, hepatitis[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Secretion

    General fatigue and coma occurred during the third course of this chemotherapy, using S-1 and low-dose cisplatin.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Too much ADH leads to water retention, electrolyte imbalances and a low level of sodium in the blood (called hyponatremia or water intoxication).[cancer.ca] In severe cases, SIADH can cause confusion, seizures, and coma. Treatment usually begins with limiting fluid intake to prevent further buildup.[healthline.com]

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