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9,933 Possible Causes for Confusion, Right Heart Endocarditis, Starvation Ketosis

  • Chronic Alcoholism

    Ethanol also causes structural abnormalities in the liver mitochondria which leads to ketosis superimposed by starvation, chronic malnutrition [ 13, 14 ].[pubs.sciepub.com] 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] We report on the case of a 51-year-old man with chronic alcoholism, who suddenly developed visual disturbance and confusion.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Urinary Tract Infection

    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] 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.[health.harvard.edu] […] lower pelvis Frequent need to urinate Cloudy urine Blood in the urine Foul smelling urine Other symptoms can include painful sexual intercourse, pain in the side and mental confusion[parkview.com]

    Missing: Starvation Ketosis
  • Acute Myocardial Infarction

    Emboli - from left sided mural thrombosis, vegetative endocarditis, or paradoxic emboli from the right side of heart through a patent foramen ovale.[library.med.utah.edu] This anomaly, because it is rare, can be a source of confusion to clinicians, especially when acute coronary syndrome is present.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] This is because LBBB alone can produce signs that may be confused with those of infarction: deep QS waves in the right chest leads and ST depression and T wave inversion in[medicine-on-line.com]

    Missing: Starvation Ketosis
  • Diabetes Mellitus

    In addition, although alcoholic ketoacidosis can result in profound acidosis, the serum bicarbonate concentration in starvation ketosis is usually not 4 ).[web.archive.org] Two sets of criteria are currently in use in Australia, which has led to considerable confusion.[racgp.org.au] Confusion sets in; the patient may become combative and noncooperative as he loses consciousness.[web.archive.org]

  • Pneumococcal Pneumonia

    The disease may begin quickly, with: Fever and chills Cough Chest Pain Rapid breathing or difficulty breathing Older adults with pneumococcal pneumonia may experience confusion[oakgov.com] They can include fever, cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, stiff neck, confusion and disorientation, sensitivity to light, joint pain, chills, ear pain, sleeplessness[wwwnc.cdc.gov] Symptoms include: Fever and chills Cough Rapid breathing or difficulty breathing Chest pain Older adults with pneumococcal pneumonia may experience confusion or low alertness[cdc.gov]

    Missing: Starvation Ketosis
  • Infective Endocarditis

    Ross Right heart endocarditis: Clinical and echocardiographic features Am Heart J, 107 (1984), pp. 759 [2.] J.M. Gatell, M. Sasal, J.M. Miró, J. Mensa, L. Zamora, J.[archbronconeumol.org] […] vasculitic) Clubbing: in long standing disease Eyes: Roth spots (boat shaped hemorrhages with pale centers, in retina) and conjunctival splinter hemorrhages Neurological: Confusion[pathologyoutlines.com] […] organism's cell wall chemical composition of peptidoglycan is consistent with Gram-positive organisms. 10 These characteristics have contributed greatly to the classification confusion[journals.lww.com]

    Missing: Starvation Ketosis
  • Septicemia

    Symptoms include chills, high fever, and rapid breathing and heart rate, and it can progress quickly to confusion, altered mental state, and shock.[alabamapublichealth.gov] Symptoms of septic shock include : feeling dizzy or faint being confused or losing alertness unusual mental changes, including a feeling of doom or a fear of death slurred[medicalnewstoday.com] […] progress into septicemia, a more serious blood infection that is always accompanied by symptoms such as chills, high fever, rapid heartbeat, severe nausea, vomiting and confusion[orasurgery.com]

    Missing: Starvation Ketosis
  • Bacterial Endocarditis

    Key points about bacterial endocarditis Bacterial endocarditis is an infection of the heart’s inner lining or heart valves.[saintlukeshealthsystem.org] Hopefully this brief article will decrease some of that confusion.[csun.edu] Sudden confusion or trouble understanding simple statements. Sudden problems with walking or balance. A sudden, severe headache that is different from past headaches.[myhealth.alberta.ca]

    Missing: Starvation Ketosis
  • Bacterial Meningitis

    Fever was the most common presenting sign/symptom, observed in 8 patients, followed by otalgia, neck stiffness, headache, and confusion.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Symptoms: Viral meningitis - Fever, headache, stiff neck, sensitivity to light, drowsiness, confusion.[childrenshospital.org] Symptoms can develop around two to 10 days after exposure to the affected person and can include, according to the city’s Department of Health: Confusion, sleepiness nausea[wtop.com]

    Missing: Starvation Ketosis
  • Pneumococcal Meningitis

    […] features like altered mental status and confusion.[symptoma.com] Upon admittance, she was considered confused, with a temperature of 39.4 C and slight neutrophilic leukocytosis, but no neck stiffness.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A few hours later she was confused, and purpuric rash appeared. Emergency physicians diagnosed sepsis/meningitis and started vancomycin-ceftriaxone.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

    Missing: Starvation Ketosis

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