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153 Possible Causes for Confusion, Fecal Impaction, Psychosis

  • Dementia

    Agitation and psychosis are common among older adults with dementia and are challenging to manage.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] 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]

  • Acute Intermittent Porphyria

    Some patients develop psychiatric symptoms such as psychosis similar to schizophrenia.[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 liver overproduces a specific acid and the disease is characterized by attacks of high blood pressure, abdominal colic, psychosis, and nervous system disorders.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]

  • Acute Hepatic Porphyria

    From Wikidata Jump to navigation Jump to search porphyria that has symptom abdominal pain, has symptom neuropathy, has symptom autonomic instability and has symptom psychosis[wikidata.org] 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]

  • Myxedema

    Gastrointestinal System Patients with myxedema may have abdominal distension due to ascites, paralytic ileus, or fecal impaction.[emjournal.net] These life-threatening symptoms may occur: Mental deterioration such as apathy, confusion, and psychosis Extremely low body temperature (hypothermia) Extremely slow heartbeat[myhealth.alberta.ca] 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]

  • 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] , psychotic F29 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F29 Unspecified psychosis not due to a substance or known physiological condition 2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code Applicable[icd10data.com] Clinical characteristics include CONFUSION; DELUSIONS; vivid HALLUCINATIONS; TREMOR; agitation; insomnia; and signs of autonomic hyperactivity (e.g., elevated blood pressure[ebi.ac.uk]

  • Delirium

    impaction, hypertensive encephalopathy, liver failure, long stays in an ICU, mental disorders, postoperative states, sensory deprivation, sleep deprivation, toxins that affect[msdmanuals.com] […] hyperactive delirium with psychosis following intra-articular administration.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Confusion, introduced by French workers during the second half of the century, referred to a syndrome wider than (but including) delirium.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Multiple Sclerosis

    Bowel problems : Constipation can lead to fecal impaction, and this can lead to bowel incontinence.[medicalnewstoday.com] Psychosis None of the studies reported the absolute incidence of psychosis.[dx.doi.org] 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]

  • Myxedema Coma

    impaction Myxedema megacolon--late Hypoventilation Hypothermia Myxedematous face Generalized swelling Macroglossia Ptosis Periorbital edema Coarse, sparse hair Nonpitting[lilywhite.us] These life-threatening symptoms may occur: Mental deterioration such as apathy, confusion, and psychosis Extremely low body temperature (hypothermia) Extremely slow heartbeat[myhealth.alberta.ca] A 41-year-old male presented to the emergency department with confusion, right-sided numbness and tingling, slurred speech, dizziness, and facial edema.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Apathetic Thyrotoxicosis with Thyrotoxic Crisis

    The abdomen is distended, and paralytic ileus and fecal impaction may be present.[ahcmedia.com] Confusion, agitation, delirium, frank psychosis, seizures, stupor or coma Certain unusual presentations include chest pain, acute abdomen, status epilepticus, stroke, acute[emedicine.medscape.com] Other symptoms of thyroid storm include chest pain,palpitations, shortness of breath,delirium,confusion, psychosis, stupor, and fatigue.[hyperthyroidismsymptomsx.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] There was a clear majority of women among cases of psychosis following drug withdrawal (15 as against four) and a clear majority of men among cases of psychosis following[dx.doi.org] 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]

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