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165 Possible Causes for Confusion, Impaired Judgement, Vertigo

  • Hypoglycemia

    What you will feel is probably: shaky, a bit confused, a little uncoordinated, sweaty, some peoples eyes go funny.[web.archive.org] The definition of clinically significant hypoglycemia remains one of the most confused and contentious issues in contemporary neonatology.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Kalhan Abstract The definition of clinically significant hypoglycemia remains one of the most confused and contentious issues in contemporary neonatology.[doi.org]

  • Hyponatremia

    The "Cardinal Presentations Section" provides quick and easy reference to differential diagnosis and directed testing for fever in the adult patient; dizziness and vertigo[books.google.ca] Moderate - personality change, muscle cramps and weakness, confusion, ataxia. Severe - drowsiness.[patient.info] A 41 year old Jordanian gentleman known case of osteogenesis imperfecta presented with vomiting, decreased oral intake followed by confusion.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Alzheimer Disease

    It affects memory, thinking, orientation, comprehension, calculation, learning capacity, language, and judgement. Consciousness is not affected.[who.int] Figures and Tables - Analysis 1.51 Comparison 1 Cholinesterase inhibitor (optimum dose) vs placebo, Outcome 51 Number who suffered at least one adverse event of vertigo before[dx.doi.org] We would like to discuss the confusing features of atypical AD that mimic other dementias.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Brain Concussion

    […] more complicated than diagnosing it in adults, since a child may not be capable of articulating the more subjective symptoms of a concussion, such as feeling “in a fog” or vertigo[weillcornellconcussion.org] For example, in the first few minutes after the injury, someone might be just slightly confused or appear a little bit dazed.[utswmed.org] […] chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), the degenerative brain disease, believed to be caused by repetitive head trauma, that results in ailments such as depression, dementia, vertigo[thinkprogress.org]

  • Head Injury

    Vestibular Disorders Assoc: Dizziness or Vertigo - Information, resources, and support.[headinjury.com] More than half (56%) screened positive for mTBI, defined as at least one instance in which they experienced a change in consciousness or a period of being dazed and confused[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Late complications of head injury include chronic daily headache, post-traumatic stress disorder, vertigo and cognitive impairment. [ 20 ] Prognosis Head injury is the leading[patient.info]

  • Stroke

    We present a case of a previously healthy 36-year-old man who presented with vertigo and vomiting. MRI showed posterior circulation territory infarction.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The symptoms of a stroke include sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body; sudden confusion or trouble speaking or understanding speech; sudden trouble[ninds.nih.gov] Symptoms include: Vertigo, like the room, is spinning. Imbalance One-sided arm or leg weakness.[strokeassociation.org]

  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    In sub-anaesthetic doses, impaired judgement, lowered seizure threshold and sensitisation of the heart to arrhythmias may occur.[web.archive.org] The patient was admitted to the ED with nausea, dizziness, vertigo, and syncope. CONCLUSIONS The diagnosis of CO poisoning depends on suspicious anamnesis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] This is the biggest headache for the physician, and it is an area where confusion is common.[doi.org]

  • Hypoxia

    Hyperoxia may cause: vertigo , behavior changes, and other central nervous system changes such as seizures and/or tissue damage that may result in pneumonia , eye changes[medicinenet.com] Hyperoxia may cause: vertigo, behavior changes, and other central nervous system changes such as seizures and/or tissue damage that may result in pneumonia, eye changes like[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]

  • Hypertensive Encephalopathy

    Alterations in consciousness may follow several hours later, which include impaired judgement and memory, confusion, somnolence and stupor.[en.wikipedia.org] Patient 2, a 46-year-old man with an untreated hypertension, presented with extremely high blood pressure and general fatigue, vertigo, and mild dysarthria as the initial[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The patient was initially presented with a 4-day history of confusion.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

    Other symptoms that may be treated with drugs include seizures, vertigo, and tremor.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] […] weeks, and include progressive weakness on one side of the body or clumsiness of limbs, disturbance of vision, and changes in thinking, memory, and orientation leading to confusion[ocrevus.com] The confusion may arise because the disease modifying drugs for relapsing remitting MS are not available to people with primary progressive MS.[mstrust.org.uk]

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