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125 Possible Causes for Confusion, Fecal Impaction, Nystagmus

  • Acute Intermittent Porphyria

    […] childhood-onset slowly progressive spastic paraparesis, cerebellar ataxia, peripheral neuropathy, and in 2 patients, optic atrophy as well as vertical gaze and convergence palsies and nystagmus[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] 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]

  • 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]

  • Transient Ischemic Attack

    Bowel management to avoid constipation and fecal impaction or diarrhea also is a component of ancillary care. 631 Some feedings administered via a PEG or nasogastric tube[doi.org] […] is usually peripheral in nature, whereas vertical, pure torsional and/or bidirectional nystagmus, limb ataxia and pinprick sensation asymmetry are usually central Dix Hallpike[emergencymedicinecases.com] They happen suddenly, and include Numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body Confusion or trouble speaking or understanding speech Trouble seeing in one or both[nlm.nih.gov]

  • Dementia

    Gaze-evoked nystagmus is common. All patients have gait ataxia and the majority have lower limb ataxia.[doi.org] 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]

  • 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] Monitor for disorientation, diaphoresis, agitation, tremulousness, hyper-reflexia, ataxia, and nystagmus. C.[clinicaladvisor.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]

  • Multiple Sclerosis

    Bowel problems : Constipation can lead to fecal impaction, and this can lead to bowel incontinence.[medicalnewstoday.com] Upbeat nystagmus was observed in all MS patients with trigeminal REZ lesions.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] In this review we describe conditions that may be confused with MS because they can present as lesions disseminated in time, space, or both.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Metabolic Encephalopathy

    impaction, hypertensive encephalopathy, liver failure , long stays in an ICU, mental disorders, postoperative states, sensory deprivation, sleep deprivation, toxins that[merckmanuals.com] ) form of nystagmus ICD 10 H55, H81.4 … Wikipedia[hallucinations.enacademic.com] These include patients with known diabetes who experience symptoms of confusion due to low blood sugar.[healthcare-online.org]

  • Alcoholic Liver Disease

    Because these preliminary results are promising, large-scale randomized studies are warranted to elucidate the impact of these microbiota-based treatments on the gut flora[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] It is characterised by confusion, ataxia, hypothermia, hypotension, nystagmus and vomiting.[rcemlearning.co.uk] Acute reversible cerebellar ataxia with confusion secondary to prolonged metronidazole use has been reported rarely as a cause of encephalopathy in patients with ALD.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Myxedema

    Gastrointestinal System Patients with myxedema may have abdominal distension due to ascites, paralytic ileus, or fecal impaction.[emjournal.net] A 56-year-old woman, who had not received medical care for 30 years, presented to the emergency department with progressively worsening fatigue and confusion.[nejm.org] impaction Myxedema megacolon—late Hyperventilation Hypothermia Myxedematous face Generalized swelling Macroglossia Ptosis Periorbital edema Coarse, sparse hair Nonpitting[aafp.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] If there is concern of Wernicke’s encephalopathy (nystagmus, ataxia, confusion), higher doses of thiamine are recommended (i.e. 500 mg IV q8h).[emergencymedicinecases.com] Clinical characteristics include CONFUSION; DELUSIONS; vivid HALLUCINATIONS; TREMOR; agitation; insomnia; and signs of autonomic hyperactivity (e.g., elevated blood pressure[ebi.ac.uk]

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