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87 Possible Causes for Coma during Episodes

  • Hypoglycemia

    […] a severe hypoglycaemic episode [ 29 ].[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A retrospective review of 102 patients (90% with Type 2 diabetes) admitted to hospital with drug-induced hypoglycaemic coma revealed a mortality rate of 4.9% ( n 5) (all in[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] cognitive functioning have been found to occur during hypoglycaemic events [ 8, 9 ], and in one study over one-fifth of patients with Type 2 diabetes were found unconscious during[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Diabetes Mellitus

    Ten of the hypoglycemic episodes were hypoglycemic coma ( ICD-9-CM code 251.0) and 535 episodes (36.5%) were from ED diagnoses.[doi.org] The number of hypoglycemic episodes increased sharply in 2000-2002, with almost 700 events during this period.[doi.org]

  • Acidosis

    Behavior during episodes of D-lactic acidosis can be aggressive, hostile, or abusive. Neurological symptoms are episodic and may last from hours to days.[oley.org] […] speech, confusion, disorientation, difficulty concentrating, memory deficits, excessive sleepiness, weakness, abnormal gait, problems with muscle coordination, and even coma[oley.org]

  • Coma

    Coma during the procedure is rare, with a reported incidence of 0.1-0.3%.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The episode lasted for less than 3 hours and the patient made a full recovery.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Nocturnal Hypoglycemia

    Almost 50% of all episodes of severe hypoglycemia occur at night during sleep.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] These episodes cause convulsions and coma and have been involved as an important factor in cardiac arrhythmias resulting in sudden death.[sleepdisordersguide.com] Such episodes can cause convulsions and coma and have been implicated as a precipitating factor in cardiac arrhythmias resulting in sudden death--the "dead-in-bed syndrome[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Stupor

    It presents with recurrent episodes of stupor and coma.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Finally, after nine years of such presentations, telemetric EEG monitoring during coma revealed low amplitude symmetrical beta activity of 16–18 Hz.[jnnp.bmj.com] Endozepine-4 levels are elevated during an attack with electroencephalogram showing fast activity during the ictal phase.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Diabetes in Pregnancy

    We defined severe hypoglycaemia as all episodes for which external help was needed, including hypoglycaemic coma. 15 16 Outcome measures Obstetric complications —We defined[bmj.com] Severe hypoglycaemia occurring during the first and third trimesters was recorded.[bmj.com]

  • Lethargy

    Four weeks postnatally, he had an episode of transient renal failure followed by lethargy leading to coma.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A premature male baby (28 weeks gestational age) was delivered by Cesarean section and required ventilation for respiratory distress syndrome during the first postnatal week[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Leigh's Disease

    In the course of her illness she became abulic, blind and quadriparetic and she suffered recurrent episodes of coma during which she became decerebrate and her brain-stem[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A previously-well 32-year-old woman presented with episodes of severe headache, neck pain, numbness of the tongue and facial sweating.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Bickerstaff Brainstem Encephalitis

    He experienced episodes of drowsiness throughout the day and his Glasgow Coma Scale score oscillated between 15/15 and 13/15 (eye opening to speech, disoriented).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The patient appeared confused during conversation and was frequently disorientated to time, place and/or person.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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