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1,216 Possible Causes for Confusion, Peripheral Motor Neuropathy

  • Lyme Disease

    neuropathy and sometimes motor neuron disease, neuropsychiatric presentations, cardiac presentations (including electrical conduction delays and dilated cardiomyopathy),[] "Physicians are confused, still, about how they should be diagnosing it," Moriarty said.[] Although incomplete presentations of neurologic involvement of Lyme disease may be confused with other entities, the typical constellation of neurologic symptoms represents[]

  • Acute Intermittent Porphyria

    motor neuropathy.[] Acute attacks present with episodes of severe abdominal pain, nausea, confusion and severe life-threatening seizures.[] The highly variable symptomatic presentation of AIP causes confusion with other diseases and results in a high misdiagnosis rate (68% in China) and delayed effective treatments[]

  • Acute Hepatic Porphyria

    neuropathy (patchy numbness and paresthesias), Proximal motor weakness (usually starting in upper extremities which can progress to include respiratory impairment and death[] RESULTS: All patients identified prodromal symptoms that began days prior to acute severe pain; the most common included confusion ("brain fog"), irritability, and fatigue[] […] weeks, neurological symptoms (muscular weakness, sensory loss or convulsions) and psychological symptoms (irritability, anxiety, auditory or visual hallucinations, mental confusion[]

  • Variegate Porphyria

    Respiratory paralysis 9-20 Preceded by progressive peripheral motor neuropathy and paresis.[] For a long time, this disease has caused confusion among the porphyrias because it presents with clinical symptoms and biochemical findings that can be similar to those found[] The most common symptoms are abdominal pain; constipation; pain in the back, chest and extremities; anxiety; seizures; and a predominantly motor peripheral neuropathy resulting[]

  • Lead Poisoning

    Can cause peripheral motor neuropathy (i.e., wrist drop). [Dsouza, 2009] There is no “safe” lead level – we are not supposed to have lead in our bodies.[] Symptoms include abdominal pain, confusion, headaches, irritability and can result in seizures, coma and death.[] Foot drop - due to motor peripheral neuropathy. Wrist drop - this is a late sign. Carpal tunnel syndrome. Gout.[]

  • West Nile Encephalitis

    Changes in the mental status range from acute confusion to coma. Gastrointestinal upset (nausea and vomiting) is common.[] Your child is confused or cannot think clearly.[] An 89-year-old man presented to a community hospital in October 2001 with fever and confusion.[]

  • Entrapment Neuropathy

    Peripheral neuropathy occurs in 10% of patients with rheumatoid arthritis.[] […] of the hand and the outer three or four digits. 32 Frequently there may be an aching pain in the proximal forearm or even in the arm up to the shoulder and it can lead to confusion[] This may occasionally cause diagnostic confusion, particularly if the patient does not remember the injury and there are no obvious physical signs to suggest it.[]

  • Acute Kidney Failure

    . -- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and other motor neuron diseases / Pamela J. Shaw -- Peripheral neuropathies / Michael E.[] More than 30 different definitions have been used in the literature, creating much confusion and making comparisons difficult.[] More severe cases may present with lethargy, fatigue, confusion, anorexia, nausea, and weight gain.[]

  • Chronic Kidney Insufficiency

    […] sensory and motor neuropathies, muscle cramps, hyperreflexia, restless legs syndrome, and seizures (usually the result of hypertensive or metabolic encephalopathy).[] Before then, conflicting classifications had created a state of confusion as to how many Americans were afflicted with this progressive, life-threatening condition.[] The waste buildup can make you sick and you may have these symptoms: swelling of the ankles, face or belly, vomiting, loss of appetite, fatigue, weakness, confusion and headaches[]

  • Tick Paralysis

    Tick paralysis (tick toxicosis)--one of the eight most common tickborne diseases in the United States (1)--is an acute, ascending, flaccid motor paralysis that can be confused[] Tick paralysis is a rare disease characterized by acute, ascending, flaccid paralysis that is often confused with other acute neurologic disorders or diseases (e.g., Guillain-Barré[] The clinical pictures were confused with rabies; myasthensia gravis; botulism; diphtheritic polyneuropathy encountered in rural areas.[]

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