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14 Possible Causes for Confusion, Polymorphic Photodermatitis

  • Acute Intermittent Porphyria

    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[] The disease is clinically manifested with severe abdominal pain, confusion, and seizures which may be life threatening.[]

  • Acute Hepatic Porphyria

    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[] Not to be confused with Porphyra.[]

  • Variegate Porphyria

    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[] Confusion, convulsions, and muscular weakness, due to neurologic impairment, may lead to paralysis. An acute attack usually lasts for days or longer.[]

  • Sunburn

    Symptoms may include: Fever Chills Weakness Confusion Feeling dizzy Nausea Vomiting The symptoms of sunburn can look like other health conditions.[] Altered behaviour - irritability, agitation, impaired judgement, confusion, disorientation, hallucinations.[] Terms used on sunscreen labels can be confusing. The protection provided by a sunscreen is indicated by the sun protection factor (SPF) listed on the product label.[]

  • Porphyria Cutanea Tarda

    South Africans of European extraction Patients have skin signs of PCT along with acute systemic attacks comprising abdominal pain and Guillain–Barré like symptoms such as confusion[] Rarely, confusion and convulsions can occur. You may experience mood changes including agitation and/or euphoria and sometimes depression or hallucinations.[] You could also feel agitated, confused, or get seizures.[]

  • Polymorphic Photodermatitis

    HV is sometimes confused with HVLL due to similarities in clinical presentation and age group affected.[] polymorphous EnglishSNOMED M-11460 L0032526no S0004714 N Polymorphic photodermatitis EnglishSNOMED Intl D0-75100 L0032526no S0004714 N Polymorphic photodermatitis EnglishSNOMEDCT_US[] Occasionally, corns on the which, when pared, reveals dark sole or hand, or molluscum punctate spots (thrombosed contagiosum elsewhere, are confused. capillaries).[]

  • Solar Urticaria

    Symptoms are commonly confused with those of other conditions, but close attention to these defining factors can help distinguish urticaria.[] Photosensitivity due to sunlight Photosensitization due to sun Phototoxic dermatitis Phototoxic drug eruption Phytophotodermatitis Polymorphic light eruption Polymorphous[] At times, the symptoms can be confused with a sunburn, but are generally similar in appearance to hives.[]

  • Photosensitivity Disorder

    Thus, it would not be unusual for a photodermatitis to be confused with contact dermatitis on skin biopsy.[] : Polymorphic light eruption (PMLE) sufferers develop rashes on the front of the neck, arms, and upper chest, but not the face.[] After the seizure, the person may: Be confused Feel tired Have memory loss for a short time Have a headache Feel sore Recovery time varies.[]

  • Hydroa Vacciniforme

    Because confusion with porphyria has invalidated past reviews, this review concerns a series of 29 cases in which clinical or biochemical evidence of porphyria was absent.[] Diagnosis & Pitfalls Vesicular polymorphic light eruption (PMLE) – The most common idiopathic photodermatitis, which also presents with a papular eruption on sun-exposed[] HV is sometimes confused with HVLL due to similarities in clinical presentation and age group affected.[]

  • Hoffmann Syndrome

    Confusion is common because both are more common in males, and can be associated with mental retardation.[] , Amelia (birth defect), Polymorphous low-grade adenocarcinoma, Platinosis, Hereditary diffuse leukoencephalopathy with spheroids, Rapunzel syndrome, Activated protein C resistance[] Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome, Pulmonary hemorrhage, Yush disease, Light chain deposition disease, Granulomatous mastitis, Leukorrhea, Cervical ectropion, Paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria, Photodermatitis[]

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