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686 Possible Causes for Confusion, Jaundice, Slurred Speech

  • Ethanol

    […] walking Dizziness Headache Seizures Skin and nails: Bluish-colored lips and fingernails Stomach and intestines: Abdominal pain (severe) Diarrhea Liver problems, including jaundice[nlm.nih.gov] Measurable cognitive impairment occurs at a blood alcohol level of about 0.05%, gait disturbances at 0.10%, slurred speech at 0.15%.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] During follow-up, 6 patients remained asymptomatic and normoglycemic, while the 2 patients who presented post-procedural complications developed occasional mild confusion.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Malignant Neoplasm of Pancreas

    Jaundice and related symptoms Jaundice is yellowing of the eyes and skin.[cancer.org] I am to the point where I am confusing myself. My oncologist is at the Cleveland Clinic which I think is one of the better facilities in the country?[inspire.com] […] months to years before the tumor would be otherwise detected. [4] Heparin therapy is recommended to prevent future clots. [5] The Trousseau sign of malignancy should not be confused[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Tetrachloroethylene

    Symptoms can include irritability, impaired coordination, lightheadedness, headache, slurred speech, malaise, nausea, ataxia, sedation, coma, and death.[atsdr.cdc.gov] The difference in mean color confusion indices (CCI) was statistically significant for the Farnsworth test but not Lanthony's D-15d test [Farnsworth CCI mean difference 0.05[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Inhaling its vapors (particularly in closed, poorly ventilated areas) can cause dizziness, headache, sleepiness, confusion, nausea, difficulty in speaking and walking, unconsciousness[stargate.wikia.com]

  • Acute Alcohol Intoxication

    Alcoholic hepatitis presents as acute right upper quadrant (RUQ) pain with jaundice, fever and marked derangement of LFTs.[patient.info] Behavioral changes such as euphoria and aggressiveness, as well as slurred speech, are seen in milder intoxications, which are estimated to occur at blood ethanol concentrations[symptoma.com] Alcohol, Vitamin B1 – Thiamine Deficiency and Brain Damage Acute alcohol intoxication will typically produce unsteadiness, slurring of speech and mild confusion.[stewartnutrition.co.uk]

  • Chloroform Poisoning

    The effects observed in the women included jaundice, liver enlargement and tenderness, delirium, coma, and death.[answers.google.com] There is another case series of 13 jaundice patients exposed to chloroform (400 ppm) inhalation at their workplaces [ 20 ].[aoemj.biomedcentral.com] --Short of death, drinking that amount of chloroform would make a person awfully sick, and would attack the liver, probably inducing a case of toxic hepatitis: weakness, jaundice[answers.google.com]

  • Porphyria

    ., and Thomson S. ( 1948 ) A case of chronic porphyria associated with recurrent jaundice. Quarterly Journal of Medicine 51: 123 - 137.[doi.org] CASE REPORT: A 40-year-old man presented to the Emergency Department (ED) as a major trauma call, having been found in an "acutely confused state" surrounded by broken glass[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Jaundice may or may not be present. [54] A focused neurologic exam should be performed to identify motor and sensory deficits and peripheral neuropathy.[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Alcohol Abuse

    The clinical spectrum of leptospirosis may be mild and self-limited or severe with jaundice, renal failure, and bleeding manifestations (icterohaemorrhagic leptospirosis,[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] speech Motor impairment Confusion Memory problems Concentration problems Alcohol poisoning Breathing problems Car crashes and other accidents Risky behavior Violent behavior[itmattersks.org] External examination revealed marked scleral icterus and cutaneous jaundice.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Chronic Alcoholism

    Signs of liver disease, such as palmar erythema, gynaecomastia, spider naevi and jaundice [ 9 ]. Hepatomegaly (in chronic alcoholic liver disease the liver is shrunken).[patient.info] These may include inappropriate behavior, unstable moods, impaired judgment, slurred speech, impaired attention or memory, and poor coordination.[mayoclinic.org] The first had been admitted with confusion and weight loss, the second with hypotension and sepsis, and the third with confusion and hypoglycaemia-induced seizures.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Myxedema

    Infants with hypothyroid will present with jaundice, protruding tongue, frequent choking, puffy face, poor muscle tone, constipation, and excessive sleepiness.[symptoma.com] Fifty three-year old woman with metastatic squamous cell carcinoma currently on treatment with nivolumab presented with diffuse facial and tongue swelling, slurred speech,[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] I have seen stuff about coma, death and brain damage from myxedema and now I am confused and wondering if I should be calling emergency...?![healthunlocked.com]

  • Transient Ischemic Attack

    Examination of the skin and extremities may also provide insight into important systemic conditions such as hepatic dysfunction, coagulopathies, or platelet disorders (eg, jaundice[doi.org] We presented a 14-year-old patient with signs suggestive of transient ischemic attack (TIA), including triple episodic weakness on the right upper limb, slurred speech, and[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] 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]

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