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142 Possible Causes for Fever, Fluctuating Level of Consciousness

  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

    In the ED, she also develops nausea and vomiting with a fluctuating level of consciousness. A CT scan of her head is obtained and shown in Figure A.[step2.medbullets.com] The impact of fever on DCI and clinical outcomes was assessed.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A 56-year-old man developed prolonged fever and headache. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a mass lesion around the brainstem.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

    […] mental status and level of consciousness.[epilepsy.com] It is well known for Chikungunya fever to present as myriad of skin rash along with usual joint pain and fever, but probably this is the first case report of Chikungunya fever[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Among arboviruses, only Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever and dengue fever have been linked to this severe disease.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Subdural Hematoma

    Other signs and symptoms of subdural hematoma include the following: A history of recent head injury Loss of consciousness or fluctuating levels of consciousness Irritability[neurolaw.com] A 24 year old previously healthy lady was admitted on third day of fever with thrombocytopenia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Mental status changes can present as dementia, mild confusion, and various levels of decreased consciousness, including obtundation. 19,57,62 A recent retrospective analysis[ahcmedia.com]

  • Cerebral Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

    levels of consciousness and evanescent focal neurological deficits.[ispub.com] He developed a fever, hypoxia, and tachycardia on the day of admission.[scholarworks.iupui.edu] —We recently admitted a 27-year-old woman because of recurrent attacks of right-sided central facial palsy (five in 36 hours), accompanied by slight fever.[jamanetwork.com]

  • Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis

    It is an immune-mediated syndrome which presents with a variety of neurological symptoms including headache, fever, personality change and seizures.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] She developed nausea and psychiatric symptoms, followed by fever and an acute progressive disturbance of consciousness.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] She developed disorientation and hallucination after fever and vomiting. Hypothermia, hypoventilation, hypertension, paralytic ileus and hyponatremia were present.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Bacterial Meningitis

    Initially, there is headache, vomiting and fever. Pain and stiffness then start developing in the neck and the back.[symptoma.com] Main symptoms at admission were fever, nuchal rigidity, and an obtunded or comatose status, and at least 2 of these were reported in 37 (84%) episodes.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A 6-year-old otherwise healthy girl who underwent radiofrequency diathermy for adenoid hypertrophy presented with fever on the same day and was diagnosed as having bacterial[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Disseminated Tuberculosis

    In essence, this lady presented with a prolonged illness manifesting as intermittent fever not responding to empirical antibiotics, SL&DH and fluctuating level of consciousness[jpma.org.pk] Empiric TB therapy is warranted for HIV-infected patients from TB-endemic countries with prolonged cough or fever.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Although ruxolitinib rapidly induced relief, he developed a high-grade fever. A comprehensive fever work-up found no apparent cause of the fever, except for PMF.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Meningococcal Meningitis

    […] despite appropriate antimicrobial therapy likely due to drug fever.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] We describe a patient with a history of recurrent fever, arthralgia, and disseminated skin lesions.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Applicable To Fever NOS Fever of unknown origin [FUO] Fever with chills Fever with rigors Hyperpyrexia NOS Persistent fever Pyrexia NOS spotted A77.9 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis[icd10data.com]

  • Pneumococcal Meningitis

    It is imperative to recognize that young infants with bacterial meningitis can present without fever or irritability and manifest signs and symptoms consistent with many other[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Her fever resolved, and she was playful, had good oral intake, and was discharged 24 hours after admission. Her initial blood-culture result remained negative.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A 26-year-old para-2 woman who had had a normal vaginal delivery at 38 weeks at a maternity home was transported to our hospital with a 39.5 C fever 11 days postpartum.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Heat Stroke

    A 14-month-old female with familial dysautonomia was referred to the pediatric department with high fever (41.6 degrees C), watery diarrhea, and vomiting.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] the identification of risk factors that predispose to heat stroke, the role of endotoxin and cytokines in mediation of multi-organ damage, the incidence of hypothermia and fever[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Fever has been related to polymorphic ventricular tachycardia particularly in children; nevertheless, prevalence is higher within males in their fourth to fifth decade.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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