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8,828 Possible Causes for Confusion, Progressive Disease

  • Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

    The majority of patients starts with relapsing remitting (RR) disease; approximately 50-60% of these patients progress to secondary progressive (SP) disease.[] […] 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[] The confusion may arise because the disease modifying drugs for relapsing remitting MS are not available to people with primary progressive MS.[]

  • Recurrent Small-Cell Carcinoma of the Lung

    Twenty (40%) patients had stable disease (SD) and 13 (26%) had progressive disease (PD).[] Symptoms may include one or more of the following: a headache (that worsens in the morning), blurred vision, nausea, vomiting, confusion, speech problems, photophobia.[] Tumors in the liver may result in abdominal pain, jaundice (a yellowish discoloration of the skin), itching or confusion.[]

  • Chronic Kidney Insufficiency

    The majority of patients with chronic kidney disease rarely progress beyond Stage 2.[] 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[]

  • Alzheimer Disease

    BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Semantic memory measures may be useful in tracking and predicting progression of Alzheimer disease.[] We would like to discuss the confusing features of atypical AD that mimic other dementias.[] Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease. This means that gradually, over time, more parts of the brain are damaged.[]

  • Huntington's Disease

    HD is a progressive disease; this means that it gets worse over time, and coordination of everyday activities become harder and harder.[] The dementia symptom I noticed the most was how easily she was confused by things.[] , face, and other body parts Slow, uncontrolled movements Unsteady gait, including "prancing" and wide walk Dementia that slowly gets worse, including: Disorientation or confusion[]

  • Multiple Sclerosis

    The disease course of progressive MS is characterised by the build-up of neurologic disability (the loss of some bodily or mental functions) with or without relapses.[] In this review we describe conditions that may be confused with MS because they can present as lesions disseminated in time, space, or both.[] […] may occur in the absence of inflammation, particularly in patients with progressive disease.[]

  • Alcoholic Liver Disease

    The impact of these changes on pathology to the liver and other organs may not only influence disease progression during the development of the disease, but also outcomes[] Acute reversible cerebellar ataxia with confusion secondary to prolonged metronidazole use has been reported rarely as a cause of encephalopathy in patients with ALD.[] […] that can occur with this disease: Abnormally dark or light skin Agitation Bloody, dark black, or tarry bowel movements ( melena ) Breast development in males Changing mood Confusion[]

  • Prion Disease

    Clinical disease progression was assessed using the MRC Prion Disease Rating Scale.[] The self-propagation of alternative conformations seems to be the common denominator of these "prions," which in future, in order to avoid confusion, may have to be specified[] Patients may also experience: Involuntary muscle movements Confusion Difficulty walking Mood changes Prion diseases, because they cause spongelike holes in brain tissue, are[]

  • Urinary Tract Infection

    By contrast, anti-glomerular basement membrane (GBM) glomerulonephritis, an autoimmune disease, is one cause of rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis.[] 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.[] Some older adults with a UTI also develop confusion. The tricky part Some of these UTI symptoms are similar to the symptoms of other conditions common in older people.[]

  • Acute Alcohol Intoxication

    Untreated, the disease can rapidly progress to gallbladder gangrene and perforation, leading to sepsis, shock, and peritonitis; mortality approaches 65%.[] Alcohol, Vitamin B1 – Thiamine Deficiency and Brain Damage Acute alcohol intoxication will typically produce unsteadiness, slurring of speech and mild confusion.[] (75 mg) may substantially decrease the rate of progression to acute cholecystitis in patients with symptomatic gall stones.11 Because of the risk of superimposed infection[]

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