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240 Possible Causes for Leg Pain, Metallic Taste, Psychosis

  • Thallium Poisoning

    Chronic cases may lead to dementia, depression and psychosis.[patient.info] […] thal·li·um poi·son·ing a condition characterized by vomiting, diarrhea, leg pains, and severe sensorimotor polyneuropathy; about 3 weeks after poisoning, temporary extensive[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] On the visible level, thallium poisoning produces acute abdominal pain, hair loss, leg pains, inability to walk, nerve inflammation, blindness, kidney dysfunction, endocrine[sites.google.com]

  • Cerebral Malaria

    Both patients had no family history of psychosis and were neurologically and mentally normal before the acute disease.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] An 84-year-old Somali woman presented with a 3-day history of altered mental status, spiking fevers, chills, bilateral leg pain and weakness, and intermittent diarrhea.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Antimalarial drugs like chloroquine, quinine, mefloquine and halofantrine also can cause altered behaviour, convulsions, hallucinations and even psychosis.[malariasite.com]

  • Mercury Poisoning

    Local villages who ate fish and shellfish from the bay started suffering convulsions, psychosis, loss of consciousness and coma.[unep.org] A 48-year-old male deep-sea fisherman developed paresthesia and pain in both legs while working at sea.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Exposure to inorganic mercury generally causes development of a metallic taste, local oropharyngeal pain, nausea, vomiting, bloody diarrhea, colic abdominal pain, renal dysfunction[orpha.net]

  • Lead Poisoning

    Children and adults who inhale the fumes from leaded gasoline may develop symptoms of psychosis in addition to typical symptoms of lead poisoning.[merckmanuals.com] 2010 pigeon ramier.png 3 910 2 748; 9,03 MB X-ray of breast muscle tissues from red-legged patridges containing small fragments of PbPlosOne0015892.jpg 1 336 1 118; 265 KB[commons.wikimedia.org] Children and adults who inhale tetra-ethyl or tetra-methyl lead (in leaded gasoline) may develop toxic psychosis in addition to more characteristic symptoms of lead poisoning[msdmanuals.com]

  • Acute Amphetamine Intoxication

    Clinical reports suggest the development of amphetamine psychosis and of sub-clinical psychosis symptoms is related to the individual's lifetime history of amphetamine use[cochrane.org] He complains of pain in his right leg and left wrist, and slowly recounts how he was hit by a car while being chased by a lion.[medbullets.com] Symptoms include an acrid metallic taste, cardiac failure, sweating, and vomiting about 30 min after ingestion.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]

  • Metal Fume Fever

    In some cases, thallium poisoning may progress to include renal and cardiac failure, confusion, psychosis, organic brain syndrome, and/or coma.[rarediseases.org] By 24 h, he had objectively improved but was very anxious and complained of head, leg and chest pain.[doi.org] Fourteen of the workers experienced the symptom of an unusual sweet or metallic taste in the mouth. Clinical signs were limited to wheezing or rales in eight patients.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Parkinson's Disease

    Patients’ characteristics and the presence of psychosis Comparison of side of onset with presence of psychosis disclosed more patients with right sided onset of parkinsonian[doi.org] More leg pain was reported in the untreated and low-dose groups.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] ATP13A2 and Alpha-synuclein: a Metal Taste in Autophagy .[dx.doi.org]

  • Graves Disease

    A woman with Graves' disease and psychosis in the postpartum period is described.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] This abnormality causes the skin on the front of the lower legs and the tops of the feet to become thick, lumpy, and red. It is not usually painful.[ghr.nlm.nih.gov] This medications can cause side effects including nausea, vomiting, heartburn, headache, joint or muscle aches, loss of taste, and a metallic taste.[columbiasurgery.org]

  • Multiple Sclerosis

    Psychosis None of the studies reported the absolute incidence of psychosis.[dx.doi.org] Secondary objectives were to investigate correlations of sleep quality and daytime sleepiness (ESS), depression (HADS-D), anxiety (HADS-A), pain (HSAL), and restless legs[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Patients often notice an unpleasant metallic taste with this treatment. It is no longer considered necessary to taper doses down after this course.[patient.info]

  • Hepatic Encephalopathy

    SX of encephalopathy: may begin with mild confusion, irrational behavior, euphoria, or psychosis.[enotes.tripod.com] […] swelling of the legs (edema), portal hypertension (an increase in the blood pressure within a system of veins called the portal venous system) and HE.[liver.ca] taste Peripheral neuropathy 15- 20 Neomycin 250 mg 2-4 times daily Ototoxicity Nephrotoxicity 20- 30 A recent study showed significant decrease in mortality in cirrhotics[clevelandclinicmeded.com]

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