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4,349 Possible Causes for Confusion, Loss of Appetite

  • Pneumonia

    Early symptoms are similar to flu symptoms, which include: Fever Dry cough Headache Sore throat Loss of appetite Muscle pain Additional symptoms about a day later: High fever[my.clevelandclinic.org] A patient's mental state may be confused or delirious.[lung.org] For the elderly, confusion is often the most prominent sign. In children under 5, the typical signs and symptoms are fever, fast or difficult breathing and cough.[symptoma.com]

  • Meningitis

    […] of appetite, refusing food (infants) Muscle, leg or joint pain Neck retraction with arching of the back (infants) Pale or blotchy skin Rash or spots that don’t fade with[meningitis.com.au] Other symptoms are nausea, vomiting, inability to look bright lights, confusion, irritability and confusion. In babies, there will be a characteristic high-pitched cry.[symptoma.com] The most common symptoms of meningitis are fever , headache , vomiting , loss of appetite, tiredness, drowsiness or altered consciousness, irritability, stiff neck and sensitivity[healthdirect.gov.au]

  • Influenza

    Moderate to high fever Dry cough Headache Sore throat Chills Runny nose Loss of appetite Muscle aches Tiredness Many conditions — such as a common cold, diarrhea, and vomiting[my.clevelandclinic.org] We present a case involving an 85-year-old man with acute confusion and new onset seizure following a 1-week history of respiratory prodrome.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Usually they include the sudden appearance of: fever cough muscle aches and pain Other common symptoms may include: headache chills fatigue (tiredness) loss of appetite sore[canada.ca]

  • Urinary Tract Infection

    […] of appetite Failure to gain weight Since these are generalized symptoms in most infants, the possibility of a urinary tract infection may be overlooked.[ucsfbenioffchildrens.org] Acute confusion is a common symptom of physical illness in the older patient. In the majority, it is transient and resolves on treatment of precipitants.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] of bowel control, loose bowels, change in urination pattern Elderly people: fever or hypothermia, poor appetite, lethargy, change in mental status Pregnant women are at increased[medicinenet.com]

  • Otitis Media

    Loss of appetite: This may be most noticeable in young children, especially during bottle feedings.[my.clevelandclinic.org] The ear is a notably very rare site of EPTB, and the diagnosis is difficult because of the variable and confusing signs and symptoms.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] of appetite (refusing to eat) Infants will not suck because it causes pain Vomiting Diarrhea Signs and symptoms of chronic otitis media with effusion If your child is old[nationwidechildrens.org]

  • Insect Bite

    There may be nausea, vomiting, severe headache, and loss of appetite, pain in the abdomen, muscle aches and diarrhoea.[news-medical.net] Without treatment it can spread throughout the body causing the additional symptoms of dizziness, weakness and confusion.[express.co.uk] […] emergency care Call 911 or your local emergency number if the injured person experiences: Difficulty breathing Swelling of the lips, eyelids or throat Dizziness, faintness or confusion[mayoclinic.org]

  • Dementia

    […] of appetite, and headaches.[caregiver.org] These include restlessness and agitation, depression, anxiety, forgetfulness and confusion.[symptoma.com] Symptoms of Alzheimer’s include impaired thought, impaired speech, and confusion.[alzheimers.net]

  • Appendicitis

    Fever and chills, nausea, vomiting, and a loss of appetite may also occur.[sharecare.com] Appendicitis can easily be confused with something else, such as: gastroenteritis severe irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) constipation bladder or urine infections Crohn's disease[nhs.uk] Diagnosing appendicitis can be tricky as it can easily be confused with other conditions, such as a bladder or urine infection.[hse.ie]

  • Infectious Mononucleosis

    The most common symptoms include excessive fatigue, headache, loss of appetite, sore throat, swelling of the tonsils, enlarged lymph nodes (swollen glands) in the neck, underarms[infoplease.com] The disease is characterized by fever, sore throat, lymphadenopathy, headache, and fatigue, and on a symptomatic basis may be confused with other diseases.[mayomedicallaboratories.com] The onset of illness can be abrupt, but often will appear gradually over several days, with chills, sweats and loss of appetite. How is it spread?[hnhu.org]

  • Acute Gastroenteritis

    While it’s unclear how H. pylori spreads, it can result in stomach inflammation, loss of appetite, nausea, bloating, and abdominal pain.[healthline.com] Severe dehydration—which is an emergency—can cause extreme thirst, extreme sleepiness, sunken fontanels, and fussiness in infants; irritability/confusion in adults; and dry[contemporaryclinic.pharmacytimes.com] You should also contact your provider if you or your child has these symptoms: Blood in the stool Confusion Dizziness Dry mouth Feeling faint Nausea No tears when crying No[medlineplus.gov]

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