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167 Possible Causes for Decorticate Posture, Seizure

  • Reye Syndrome

    […] and decerebrate posturing Seizures Flaccidity Fixed dilated pupils Respiratory arrest Focal neurologic findings usually are not present.[] Complications may include: Coma Permanent brain damage Seizures When untreated, seizures and coma may be life threatening.[] There is decorticate (flexor) posturing with intact pupillary light reflexes. . . . . .[]

  • Neonatal Seizures

    Generalized tonic seizures may mimic decerebrate and decorticate posturing.[] […] migrating partial seizures in infancy) prognosis.[] (c) May mimic decerebrate or decorticate posturing. c) Etiologic Considerations i) INFECTION (1) Ok, so this isn’t actually the most common cause, it is still the one that[]

  • Bacterial Meningitis

    posturing Bilaterally dilated and fixed pupils Loss of vestibulo-ocular reflexes (tested by calorie stimulation or Doll's eye maneuver) Loss of deep tendon reflexes Isoelectric[] However, their findings suggest that that the risk of bacterial meningitis in children presenting with simple febrile seizure is very low.[] For TLR2 rs3804099, frequencies of the minor allele C were markedly higher in patients with severe BM (defined as CSF glucose concentration   1.5 mmol/L and seizures) than[]

  • Water Intoxication

    […] with arms bent inward toward the body and hands held on the chest, clenched fists, and legs held out straight (decorticate posture) References: (24,48,55,58) Short-Term Effects[] We report a case of water intoxication due to excessive oral fluid intake leading to water intoxication, hyponatremia and seizure.[] In recent years, hyponatremic seizures resulting from water intoxication have been reported in the United States with an increasing frequency that some have likened to an[]

  • Urea Cycle Disorder

    This is illustrated by the case report of a middle-aged patient who recovered, despite decorticate posturing when therapy was initiated. 5 We advocate early assessment of[] Administration of certain medications, high protein diet, excessive exercise, surgical procedures, or trauma can precipitate symptoms of mental confusion, seizure-like activity[] Acute management may include the technological interventions of exchange transfusion, peritoneal dialysis or hemodialysis, prevention and treatment of seizures, prevention[]

  • Metabolic Encephalopathy

    posturing. • Respiratory patterns, along with blood gas (acid-base balance) testing can narrow the differential diagnosis considerably.[] Concentrations of neurotransmitters and abnormal function can be seen in seizure disorders and Alzheimer's disease.[] Decorticate and decerebrate reflex posturings with noxious stimulation are commonly seen with progressive metabolic suppression of any type.[]

  • Hepatic Encephalopathy

    […] and decerebrate posturing, muscle spasticity, and bilateral extensor plantar reflexes.[] The 59-year-old patient had esophageal varices bleeding due to primary biliary cirrhosis (ammonium blood level: 140 mmoL/L) and presented with sensory Jacksonian seizures,[] 30 and 45 percent of people with cirrhosis will develop some signs of hepatic encephalopathy, whether it be mild forms of forgetfulness or more severe bouts of amnesia or seizures[]

  • Coma

    A decorticate posturing indicates a lesion (a point of damage) at or above the red nucleus , whereas a decerebrate posturing indicates a lesion at or below the red nucleus[] In pediatric pyrethroid poisoning, coma and seizures may represent the main life-threatening features.[] We report the case of a previously healthy 17-year-old white man who developed a prolonged seizure and a rapid decline in mental status leading to coma over a 3-day period[]

  • Citrullinemia Type 2

    […] or decerebrate posturing Causes - Citrullinemia type 2 Prevention - Citrullinemia type 2 Not supplied.[] There are over 200 inherited disorders that are associated with seizures and prompt identification and intervention is crucial for a positive outcome.[] ., abnormal behaviour, loss of memory, seizures), coma and death linked to brain oedema, accompanied by a marked increase in serum and urine citrulline and ammonia.[]

  • Total Parenteral Nutrition

    The second patient developed flexion and spasticity of the extremities followed by decorticate posture at the age of 3 years. Both patients died of sepsis.[] Seizures are a rare presentation of this disease.[] A 24 year-old woman developed acute hemiplegia and a seizure following accidental catheterization of the right common carotid artery and total parenteral nutrition infusion[]

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