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375 Possible Causes for Jaundice, Melena, Sudden Death

  • Chronic Alcoholism

    Jaundice lessens as liver function improves.[] death of traumatic or neurological origin.[] Hematemesis and melena: Mallory-Weiss syndrome. Tokai J Exp Clin Med. 1980;5:289-292.[]

  • Yellow Fever

    For more than 95% of acute febrile jaundice cases identified through surveillance for yellow fever, a reemerging arthropod-borne viral disease, no etiological exploration[] This sudden exit was of common occurrence. The whole number of deaths in 1793 by yellow fever was more than four thousand."[] The majority of patients with acute febrile jaundice ( 95%) identified through a yellow fever surveillance program in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) test negative[]

  • Typhus

    Most common cause of jaundice in south east Asia is of infective etiology.[] Typical gastrointestinal manifestations in patients with scrub typhus include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, hematemesis, melena, and diarrhea.[] […] acute undifferentiated febrile illness (AUFI) or a febrile illness associated with altered sensorium, aseptic meningitis, shock, abdominal pain, gastrointestinal bleeding or jaundice[]

  • Castor Bean Poisoning

    , seizures, and hallucinations Supportive care* For a very high body temperature or seizures, possibly physostigmine Pennyroyal Damage to the liver (when severe, causing jaundice[] […] collapse Death This plant ( Ricinus sp.) contains a highly toxic glycoprotein called ricin and ricicine, an alkaloid found in both the seeds and leaves.[] Death can occur with even a very small ingestion of the beans. Poison type: plants Alternate names: Ricinus, seed, African Wonder tree, Euphorbiaceae[]

  • Liver Abscess

    We report a case of a previously healthy female patient who initially presented with fever, jaundice and right upper quadrant pain three days after dilatation and stenting[] […] proctitis Proctalgia fugax Rectal prolapse Anismus Anal canal Anal fissure / Anal fistula Anal abscess Hemorrhoid Anal dysplasia Pruritus ani GI bleeding / BIS Upper Hematemesis Melena[] Complications related to the liver abscess were hepatorrhexis and pleural effusion (n 1), pleural effusion (n 1), and obstructive jaundice (n 1), all of which were resolved[]

  • Hepatitis B

    As symptoms of abdominal pain and jaundice were presented on the fifth day, he re-admitted. The patient expired because of hepatorenal and cardiac insufficiency.[] Reproduction of the virus causes death of these cells. The sudden death of a large number of liver cells can cause liver damage or even liver failure.[] A 32-year man presented with melena, bleeding from gums and fever. Peripheral blood examination revealed anemia, macrocytosis and severe thrombocytopenia.[]

  • Amanita Phalloides Poisoning

    Jaundice, hepatomegaly and neurological symptoms were not present, but liver enzymes were moderately increased. Alfa-amanitin was detected in sera of all patients.[] Poison control officials in California usually get just a few cases of mushroom poisoning each year, so the sudden outbreak alarmed medical officials, according to the report[] However, elevations in alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) become evident at this stage, with jaundice clinically apparent in some individuals[]

  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

    A week later, he presents to the ER with jaundice, abdominal pain, and easy bruising. Lab results come back with low platelet count, anemia, and increased creatinine.[] Nonetheless, we speculate that a direct cardiac compromise accounts for many cases of childhood hemolytic-uremic syndrome complicated by sudden death during the initial hospitalization[] […] culture) Main cause of childhood acute renal failure Usually infants and young children, may occur at any age Symptoms : sudden onset of influenza, bleeding (hematemesis or melena[]

  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma

    Jaundice is not necessarily a contraindication for surgery.[] death.[] A 76-year-old man with hepatocellular carcinoma associated with alcoholic cirrhosis was hospitalized for lightheadedness and melena.[]

  • Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

    Subsequently, fever reappeared with persistent thrombocytopenia and jaundice.[] The cause of the sudden death was suspected to be myocardial infarction, including a cardiac conduction system disorder due to multiple platelet microthrombi.[] […] culture) Main cause of childhood acute renal failure Usually infants and young children, may occur at any age Symptoms : sudden onset of influenza, bleeding (hematemesis or melena[]

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