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788 Possible Causes for Episodic Confusion

  • Otitis Media

    Some parents could not make a clear distinction between otitis media and glue ear with the two conditions often confused.[] Except for acute otitis media episodes, other upper respiratory tract infections were not included in our primary outcome measure.[]

  • Moraxella Catarrhalis

    A 71-year-old man with a previous history of craniotomy presented to the emergency room with 24 hours of headache episodes, confusion, lethargy, and spells of low-grade fever[]

  • Islet Cell Tumor

    Confusion Symptoms of a glucagonoma Hyperglycemia, which causes frequent urination, increased thirst, and increased hunger Rash that spreads on the face, abdomen, or lower[] […] much stomach acid Diarrhea Symptoms of an insulinoma Hypoglycemia, which causes fatigue, nervousness and shakiness, dizziness or lightheadedness, seizures, and fainting episodes[]

  • Short Bowel Syndrome

    During hospitalization, episodic confusion and hyperpnea developed.[]

  • Acoustic Neuroma

    Postoperatively, he developed swinging pyrexia, vomiting, and episodic confusion.[]

  • Epilepsy

    He reported a similar episode occurred 2 years earlier. He did indicate episodic confusion pointing towards possibility of more occurrences.[] The person is often breathing deeply after an episode. The return to consciousness is gradual and should occur within a few moments. Loss of urine is common.[] On 1-year follow-up, patient and family members did not report episodic confusion or any seizure-like activity.[]

  • Dementia

    A sudden illness can cause delirium, which is an episode of agitation and confusion caused by the illness.[] Although the acute porphyrias may cause episodes of confusion and psychiatric disturbance, dementia is a rare feature of these rare diseases.[] As dementia progresses, forgetfulness and confusion grow. It becomes harder to recall names and faces. Personal care becomes a problem.[]

  • Acute Bronchitis

    […] you've had repeated episodes of bronchitis Your GP may need to rule out other lung infections, such as pneumonia, which has symptoms similar to those of bronchitis.[] […] heart or lung condition, such as asthma , heart failure or emphysema you're breathing rapidly (more than 30 breaths a minute) or develop chest pains you become drowsy or confused[]

  • Urea Cycle Disorder

    confusion, hyperammonemia, dyspraxia, seizures, vomiting, retinopathy, abnormal nerve conduction and evoked potentials, leukodystrophy Treatment: Lysine, ornithine, or citrulline[] Symptoms include episodes of disorientation, confusion, slurred speech, unusual and extreme combativeness or agitation, stroke-like symptoms, lethargy and delirium.[] […] translocase SLC25A15 (13q14)* Biochemical profile: Elevated plasma ornithine, homocitrullinemia Clinical features: Intellectual disability, progressive spastic paraparesis, episodic[]

  • Appendicitis

    The standard practice is to proceed with removal of the appendix to avoid confusion if the patient experiences future episodes of abdominal pain.[]

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