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27 Possible Causes for Confusion, Fecal Impaction, Generalized Motor Seizure

  • Dementia

    Treating conditions that can lead to confusion often greatly improve mental function.[nlm.nih.gov] These include restlessness and agitation, depression, anxiety, forgetfulness and confusion.[symptoma.com] Sometimes, dementia medicine can make a person's confusion worse. Stopping or changing these medicines is part of the treatment.[nlm.nih.gov]

  • Acute Intermittent Porphyria

    Acute attacks present with episodes of severe abdominal pain, nausea, confusion and severe life-threatening seizures.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The highly variable symptomatic presentation of AIP causes confusion with other diseases and results in a high misdiagnosis rate (68% in China) and delayed effective treatments[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The disease is clinically manifested with severe abdominal pain, confusion, and seizures which may be life threatening.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Acute Hepatic Porphyria

    RESULTS: All patients identified prodromal symptoms that began days prior to acute severe pain; the most common included confusion ("brain fog"), irritability, and fatigue[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] weeks, neurological symptoms (muscular weakness, sensory loss or convulsions) and psychological symptoms (irritability, anxiety, auditory or visual hallucinations, mental confusion[orpha.net] Not to be confused with Porphyra.[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Chronic Kidney Insufficiency

    All phosphate binders may cause constipation , nausea, vomiting , bowel obstruction, and fecal impaction.[emedicinehealth.com] Before then, conflicting classifications had created a state of confusion as to how many Americans were afflicted with this progressive, life-threatening condition.[lifeextension.com] The waste buildup can make you sick and you may have these symptoms: swelling of the ankles, face or belly, vomiting, loss of appetite, fatigue, weakness, confusion and headaches[heart.org]

  • Alcohol Withdrawal

    impaction, urinary retention, and change of environment In persons who are elderly, medications at therapeutic doses and levels can cause delirium.[emedicine.medscape.com] The central nervous system controls the brain and spinal cord, and its overactivity can lead to motor seizures and psychological disturbances, including a heightened stress[solutions-recovery.com] A 57 year-old woman with no history of cardiac disease presented to the emergency department with confusion and seizures secondary to alcohol withdrawal.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Hypoxia

    When production increases in an ecosystem, organic matter, such as algal cells and fecal pellets, increases.[serc.carleton.edu] Severe symptoms include: The inability to communicate Confusion Possible coma or death Other associated symptoms also may be present.[medicinenet.com] […] sharp, genein, to produce inadequate oxygen tension at the cellular level, characterized by tachycardia, hypertension, peripheral vasoconstriction, dizziness, and mental confusion[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]

  • Metabolic Encephalopathy

    impaction, hypertensive encephalopathy, liver failure , long stays in an ICU, mental disorders, postoperative states, sensory deprivation, sleep deprivation, toxins that[merckmanuals.com] ; and seizures.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] These include patients with known diabetes who experience symptoms of confusion due to low blood sugar.[healthcare-online.org]

  • Alcohol Withdrawal Delirium

    impaction, urinary retention, and change of environment In persons who are elderly, medications at therapeutic doses and levels can cause delirium.[emedicine.medscape.com] They are major motor seizures and are generalized but brief. If left untreated, multiple seizures may occur. About 3% of patients go on to develop status epilepticus.[ijnpnd.com] Clinical characteristics include CONFUSION; DELUSIONS; vivid HALLUCINATIONS; TREMOR; agitation; insomnia; and signs of autonomic hyperactivity (e.g., elevated blood pressure[ebi.ac.uk]

  • MELAS Syndrome

    PMHx: Chronic constipation (multiple episodes of fecal impaction), hypothyroidism, and seizures. Family Hx: Lives with mother and two siblings.[slideshare.net] MELAS patients generally suffer from prolonged focal seizures that may lead to status epilepticus, but generalized seizures may also occur.[symptoma.com] Encephalopathy or confusion and forgetfulness caused by poor liver function. This can lead to confusion or even coma (hepatic encephalopathy ).[diki.pl]

  • Tetanus

    CONCLUSIONS: The differential diagnosis of tetanus may be confusing, and survival depends on the rapidity of treatment with antitoxin, as well as adequate supportive care.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Finally, some people confuse DTaP and TB "shots."[emedicinehealth.com]

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