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1,651 Possible Causes for Fainting Spells, Patient Appears Chronically Ill, Recurrent Pneumonia due to Aspiration

  • Aspiration Pneumonia

    A 64 year old woman presented with persistent and severe symptoms due to recurrent aspiration pneumonias associated with oesophageal reflux.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] An 80-year-old man was admitted to the hospital with recurrent right-sided aspiration pneumonia, found on barium swallow to be due to diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Chronic Alcoholism

    The concept of "structural plasticity" has emerged as a potential mechanism in neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases such as drug abuse, depression, and dementia. Chronic alcoholism is a progressive neurodegenerative disease while the person continues to abuse alcohol, though clinical and imaging studies show[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

    Missing: Recurrent Pneumonia due to Aspiration
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia

    SHERSTEN KILLIP, M.D., M.P.H., JOHN M. BENNETT, M.D., M.P.H., and MARA D. CHAMBERS, M.D., University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky Am Fam Physician. 2007 Mar 1;75(5):671-678. Patient information: See a related handouts on this topic at . The prevalence of iron deficiency anemia is 2 percent in adult men, 9 to 12 percent[…][aafp.org]

    Missing: Recurrent Pneumonia due to Aspiration
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    Consistently reported risk factors for poor prognosis are older age, more chronic illness, having a comorbid psychiatric disorder and holding a belief that the illness is[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also referred to as chronic fatigue immune deficiency syndrome, is a disabling illness characterized by persistent fatigue accompanied by rheumatologic[aafp.org] As the definition becomes more stringent the prognosis appears to worsen.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

    Missing: Recurrent Pneumonia due to Aspiration
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Patients with rheumatoid arthritis appear undernourished and chronically ill. Most are anemic because of the effect of the disease on blood-forming organs.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]

    Missing: Recurrent Pneumonia due to Aspiration
  • Addison's Disease

    spells sores in the mouth cravings for salt nausea vomiting irritability or depression If Addison’s disease goes untreated for too long, it can become an Addisonian crisis[healthline.com] […] weakness in the muscles fatigue and tiredness darkening in skin color weight loss or decreased appetite a decrease in heart rate or blood pressure low blood sugar levels fainting[healthline.com]

    Missing: Recurrent Pneumonia due to Aspiration
  • Anorexia Nervosa

    spells and dizziness Difficulty eating in public Very secretive about eating patterns Pale complexion (almost a pasty look) Physical/Medical Complications Fatigue and lack[mirror-mirror.org] spells Dry skin that may also take on yellowish tint Bluish color on the tips of the fingers Dry hair and hair loss Downy hair that grows over the skin in order to keep warm[psycom.net] Irregular menstruation Amenorrhea (loss of menstruation) is sometimes but not always present Wearing baggy clothes to hide weight loss Frequently checking weight on scale Fainting[mirror-mirror.org]

    Missing: Recurrent Pneumonia due to Aspiration
  • Brain Neoplasm

    Continuum (Minneap Minn). 2015 Apr;21(2 Neuro-oncology):480-6. doi: 10.1212/01.CON.0000464183.35322.5f. Abstract Neurologists are often on the front lines of diagnosis for primary and metastatic brain tumors. Patients with brain tumors typically have multiple comorbidities and pain generators beyond headache,[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

    Missing: Recurrent Pneumonia due to Aspiration
  • Acute Myelocytic Leukemia

    History Patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) present with signs and symptoms resulting from bone marrow failure, organ infiltration with leukemic cells, or both. The time course is variable. Some patients, particularly younger ones, present with acute symptoms that develop over a few days to 1-2 weeks. Others[…][emedicine.medscape.com]

    Missing: Recurrent Pneumonia due to Aspiration
  • Islet Cell Tumor

    We report a case of an elderly gentleman with renal cell carcinoma presenting with the rare entity of non-islet cell tumor hypoglycemia (NICTH). Non-islet cell tumor hypoglycemia syndrome is caused by the tumor producing insulin-like growth factor II, causing hypoglycemia. The syndrome is most commonly associated with[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

    Missing: Recurrent Pneumonia due to Aspiration