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262 Possible Causes for Confusion, Forgetful, Myoclonic Jerking

  • Dementia

    They often know about their forgetfulness. Not everyone with MCI develops dementia.[nlm.nih.gov] These include restlessness and agitation, depression, anxiety, forgetfulness and confusion.[symptoma.com] Others believe that any evidence of forgetfulness is evidence of dementia. Neither of these conclusions is accurate.[medicinenet.com]

  • Whipple Disease

    To describe an unusual case of Whipple disease (WD) with confusing clinical features at onset and to discuss the diagnostic challenges for the clinician.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] important sites of infection include the heart (resulting in the clinical picture of endocarditis and heart failure) and the central nervous system (CNS) (manifestations include confusion[doi.org] We describe a patient with cerebral Whipple disease who presented with changes in mental status, confusion, inverse sleep-wake cycle, bilateral ptosis and vertical gaze palsy[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Alzheimer Disease

    Forgets to pay, pays too much, or forgets how to pay - may hand the checkout person a wallet instead of the correct amount of money.[web.archive.org] We would like to discuss the confusing features of atypical AD that mimic other dementias.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] After 36 hours of donepezil remission, the frequency of the myoclonic jerks was sharply reduced. The patient remains asymptomatic after 6 months of follow-up.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Acute Kidney Failure

    “Don’t always order it on the day that acute kidney injury is diagnosed,” she said, “but don’t forget about it either.”[todayshospitalist.com] More than 30 different definitions have been used in the literature, creating much confusion and making comparisons difficult.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Such symptoms include Anorexia Nausea Vomiting Weakness Myoclonic jerks Seizures Confusion Coma Asterixis and hyperreflexia may be present on examination.[merckmanuals.com]

  • Metabolic Encephalopathy

    The symptoms of metabolic encephalopathy include as: Agitation and confusion Forgetfulness Insomnia Change in behavior Stupor or coma Stiffness of muscles Tremor in finger[tandurust.com] These include patients with known diabetes who experience symptoms of confusion due to low blood sugar.[healthcare-online.org] Clinical findings include seizures, ataxia, alopecia and dermatitis with atypical findings of myoclonic jerks, neuropathy and spastic paraparesis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Idiopathic Generalized Epilepsy

    PURPOSE: The rapid forgetting of information over long (but not short) delays (accelerated long-term forgetting [ALF]) has been associated with temporal lobe epilepsy but[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Early onset of seizures and later recognized episodes of mild confusion before meals together with persistent atypical EEG features and unexpected learning difficulties led[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Myoclonic-astatic seizures consist of symmetric myoclonic jerks followed by periods of absent muscle tone that can result in falls.[symptoma.com]

  • Alcohol Withdrawal Delirium

    It's easy for us to forget this, and perhaps it's also easier for us to forget this.[web.archive.org] Eighteen patients with AWD were diagnosed by Confusion assessment method for ICU score. Treatment, complications, length of stay (LOS) in ICU and hospital were recorded.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] You may be confused and forget who people are, where you are, or what day it is. Your symptoms may come and go quickly.[drugs.com]

  • Anticholinergic Toxicity

    One week later, his son reports that the patient has become very forgetful and seems disoriented at nighttime.[stepwards.com] It may also be overlooked in elderly patients who are prone to demonstrate confusion and problems with memory.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Additional symptoms can include: · “Sinus tachycardia · Decreased bowel sounds · Functional ileus · Urinary retention · Hypertension · Tremulousness · Myoclonic jerking Patients[em.umaryland.edu]

  • Mania

    […] to look after yourself – forgetting to eat or drink, for example misusing drugs or alcohol taking serious risks with your safety spending money excessively and inappropriately[mind.org.uk] H2 receptor antagonists can be associated with central adverse drug reactions (ADRs), like confusion, delirium, hallucinations, slurred speech or headaches.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Call us and speak with a live, knowledgeable person…no automated response or confusing phone menus. Learn more about us .[charitymania.com]

  • Hypercapnia

    I learned my lesson, and I will never forget it.[rc.rcjournal.com] That afternoon, he presented drowsiness and confusion, and arterial blood gas analysis (ABGA) demonstrated respiratory acidosis with CO2 retention; pH, 7.312; PaCO2, 62.8[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Symptoms and signs may include: Paranoia, depression, and confusion, which may progress to coma Muscle twitches Seizures Palpitations Panic or a feeling of impending doom[verywellhealth.com]

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