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188 Possible Causes for Coma, Progressive Loss of Vision, Vegetative State

  • Cerebral Thrombosis

    Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) is a severe multifactorial condition with various clinical manifestations that may include headache, papilledema, seizures, focal deficits, coma[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Protein S deficiency associated with progressive loss of vision and intracranial venous sinus thrombosis. J Chin Med Assoc 2004; 67(10):521-526. 27.[ispub.com] Not surprisingly coma, hemorrhagic venous infarcts and co-existing malignancy correlate with poor outcome 2 .[radiopaedia.org]

  • Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis

    The patient's electroencephalography on admission showed an alpha coma pattern.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] state.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The authors here report a case of a 3-year-old child who presented with vision loss followed 15 months later by quadriparesis with bladder involvement.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Pontine Glioma

    Glasgow Coma Scale score was 15/15, no facial/lower motor neuron palsy, plantar reflex showed bilateral extensor, cerebellar signs right left, gait-ataxic.[kjophthal.com] The most common symptom of an optic pathway glioma is progressive vision loss.[kidshealth.org] Children experience an accumulation of symptoms, which commonly include some of the following: Turning in of one or both eyes (causing double vision) Slurring speech (or loss[isabellaandmarcusfund.org.au]

  • Hypertension

    In 1994, an independent advisory panel, COMA (the Committee on Medical Aspects of Food and Nutrition Policy), appointed by the Government reviewed all of the evidence and[dx.doi.org] The two diets were a control diet 4 typical of what many people in the United States eat, and the DASH diet, which emphasizes fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy foods;[doi.org] Adequate control of blood pressure has been proven in randomised clinical trials to reduce vision loss associated with diabetic retinopathy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Meningitis

    Low Glasgow Coma Scale at admission was significantly associated with worse neurological outcome (P[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] State.[physio-pedia.com] Headaches, vision loss Ophthalmic examination and visual field testing revealed a progressive optic neuropathy with severe vision loss and optic atrophy in the right eye.[healio.com]

  • Parkinson's Disease

    The administration of midodrine relieved the hypotension, and postprandial coma was no longer observed.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] and 239 controls) in a case-control study in western Washington State. b All assessed edible Solanaceae: green, yellow or red peppers, tomatoes, tomato juice, and baked or[doi.org] : Prodromal symptoms (those symptoms that may develop many years before diagnosis): Depression, anxiety, fatigue, disturbance of color vision, constipation, loss of smell[caregiver.org]

  • Bacterial Meningitis

    Five of 15 variables tested were strongly associated with poor outcome (CSF culture positivity, CSF white blood cell count, hemoglobin, Glasgow Coma Scale, and pulse rate)[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Ten patients experienced a full recovery, 1 died, and 1 had a poor neurologic outcome (vegetative state); both of the latter 2 patients were older than 60 years.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Bacterial meningitis can progress extremely fast, be severe and may result in brain damage, amputations, hearing and vision loss, learning disabilities or death.[alamo.edu]

  • Hyperviscosity Syndrome

    In 6 patients in coma or precoma serum IL-2 concentrations were insignificantly and absolute CD3 counts significantly (p 0.02) lower than in hyperviscosity patients with less[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Neurologic symptoms of hyperviscosity include blurring or loss of vision, headache, vertigo, sudden deafness, diplopia, ataxia, confusion, and disturbances of consciousness[signavitae.com] In fact, the clinician should have a high index of suspicion for hyperviscosity syndrome in patients with unexplained coma/altered mental status or unexplained shortness of[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Astrocytoma of the Brain

    […] side effects of surgery in this difficult-to-reach portion of the brain were troubling: brain swelling, facial tics, balance and coordination problems, weakness, and even coma[upmc.com] , that helped to keep his body in a state of inflammation and acidic pH – again factors that facilitate oxygen levels to drop in the body which would trigger oncogenes and[naturaltherapycenter.com] loss of vision Double vision Treatment Surgery is standard treatment, usually followed by radiation therapy or chemotherapy.[braintumor.org]

  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis

    Alpha coma in an adolescent with diabetic ketoacidosis. Turk J Pediatr 2017; 59: 318-321.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] His brain edema improved but eventually led to a vegetative state.[ci.nii.ac.jp] Early identification can lead to appropriate treatment and prevention of loss of vision ( 185 ).[doi.org]

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