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1,022 Possible Causes for Dementia, Lead Poisoning

  • Lead Encephalopathy

    Lead is a poison that affects virtually every system in the body, and health experts believe that the consequences of lead poisoning are irreversible.[books.google.de] It may progress to the more serious boxer's dementia.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] It can present with multiple seizures, delirium, blindness, aphasia and dementia. Usually it is due to environmental exposure.[cambridge.org]

  • Chronic Alcoholism

    […] to unplanned pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections (STIs) loss of personal possessions, such as wallets, keys or mobile phones alcohol poisoning – this may lead to[nhs.uk] The concept of "structural plasticity" has emerged as a potential mechanism in neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases such as drug abuse, depression, and dementia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] NUTRITIONAL – of course, can lead to Thiamine deficiency -- Wernicke/Korsakoff -- Dry and Wet Beriberi, Niacin deficiency -- Pellagra (diarrhea, dementia, dermatitis), Folate[errolozdalga.com]

  • Acute Amphetamine Intoxication

    There are other rarer causes of death, including poisoning by heavy metals (e.g., lead) introduced as contaminants in illicitly manufactured supplies of methamphetamine, and[methoide.fcm.arizona.edu] It belongs to a larger group of mental health problems known as “delirium, dementia, and amnestic and other cognitive disorders.”[addiction.com] Lead and other chemical poisoning from exposure to chemicals used in drug production.[patient.info]

  • Delirium

    Delirium can occur due to a wide variety of causes, including head injury , drug use or withdrawal, poisonings, brain tumors, infections, and metabolic disturbances.[medicinenet.com] Recent studies suggest that delirium is associated with risk of dementia and also acceleration of decline in existing dementia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Poisons may cause delirium ("toxic encephalopathy"), including: solvents, such as gasoline, kerosene, turpentine, benzene, and alcohols carbon monoxide refrigerants (Freon[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]

  • Orthostatic Hypotension

    The bacteria release a toxin (poison) that leads to a dangerous drop in blood pressure. A severe loss of blood or fluids from the body also can cause shock.[nhlbi.nih.gov] […] disease and 95 (8.1%) had vascular dementia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Serious burns can lead to shock and a reduction in blood pressure.[alukah.net]

  • Dialysis Dementia

    Poisoning from lead or pesticides etc. Some medications like cimetidine, some of the cholesterol lowering medications.[news-medical.net] Seven patients with dialysis dementia are described.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Abstract Dialysis dementia is a unique neurologic complication of renal failure associated with chronic dialysis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Schizophrenia

    Lead poisoning in children. Am J Dis Child 2:386-392. Google Scholar Mednick SA, Machon RA, Huttunen MO, Bonett D. 1988.[doi.org] […] and compared them to controls: two studies demonstrated an increase in the prevalence of dementia and one did not.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Bleuler E: Die Prognose der Dementia praecox (Schizophreniegruppe).[doi.org]

  • Dementia

    […] with lead or mercury.[web.archive.org] […] as a public health priority; increasing awareness of dementia and establishing dementia-friendly initiatives; reducing the risk of dementia; diagnosis, treatment and care[who.int] The most common cause of dementia is Alzheimer disease (AD), but there are numerous other known causes. Most types of dementia are nonreversible.[symptoma.com]

  • Boxer's Dementia

    Exposure to heavy metals, such as lead, and other poisons, such as pesticides, as well as recreational drug or heavy alcohol use can lead to symptoms of dementia.[mayoclinic.org] What is Dementia Pugilistica?[healthlifemedia.com] Binswanger's dementia a progressive dementia of presenile onset due to demyelination of the subcortical white matter of the brain, with sclerotic changes in the blood vessels[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]

  • Heavy Metal Poisoning

    Criminal poisoning with lead has been reported.[patient.info] We describe a patient who died of suspected heavy metal poisoning after a nine-month history of rapidly worsening dementia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] This interference, overtime, can accelerate the onset of dementia or Alzheimer's. Aluminum is an element that has been associated with Alzheimer's.[greenandhealthy.info]

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