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875 Possible Causes for Lethargy, Somnolence

  • Acute Alcohol Intoxication

    […] decrease in coordination 100 to 150 mg/dL: Unsteady gait, nystagmus, slurred speech, loss of behavioral inhibitions, and memory impairment 150 to 300 mg/dL: Delirium and lethargy[merckmanuals.com] Patients are generally calm and somnolent," said Blatman. "Let them stay that way by avoiding arguments or provocation."[ems1.com] Butler County EMS monitors end-tidal carbon dioxide (ETCO2) in somnolent and intoxicated patients for signs of respiratory depression (image courtesy of Butler County EMS)[ems1.com]

  • Hypoglycemia

    Signs and symptoms include tachypnea, respiratory distress, tachycardia or bradycardia, lethargy, and seizures 775.6 Excludes infant of mother with diabetes mellitus ( 775.0[icd9data.com] Nocturnal attacks are often preceded by nightmares and cause severe sleep disturbance resulting in daytime somnolence. Only a perfect diet will control hypoglycemia.[fibromyalgiatreatment.com] Glucose screening is also recommended for infants with clinical signs consistent with hypoglycemia: Tremors, jitteriness, irritability Exaggerated Moro reflex High pitched cry Lethargy[med.stanford.edu]

  • Hyponatremia

    Thirteen months later, he was hospitalized for lethargy and hyponatremia of 108 mEq/L, with an antidiuretic hormone level of 2.5 pg/mL, which suggested syndrome of inappropriate[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] This lady’s urgent admission to hospital was prompted by somnolence following an intentional overdose (7,500 mg) of her sodium valproate medication.[acutecaretesting.org] A 69-year-old previously well Sinhalese man presented with lethargy, loss of appetite, vomiting, and altered behavior of 1 week's duration.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea

    […] however they will usually experience one or more of the following: Snoring Episodes of gasping, snorting or choking during sleep Excessive daytime sleepiness, fatigue or lethargy[snoreaustralia.com.au] Neither patient exhibited daytime somnolence, although both were subsequently found to have severe obstructive sleep apnea.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A 55-year-old woman who presented to the sleep clinic with severe sleep apnea (OSA) (apnea-hypopnea index [AHI] 62) and excessive somnolence (Epworth Sleepiness Scale score[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Chronic Kidney Insufficiency

    Lethargy Weakness Shortness of breath Generalized swelling ( edema ) Generalized weakness due to anemia Loss of appetite Lethargy Fatigue Congestive heart failure Metabolic[medicinenet.com] Symptoms of kidney failure are due to the build-up of waste products and excess fluid in the body that may cause weakness, shortness of breath, lethargy, swelling, and confusion[medicinenet.com]

  • Stroke

    Mini Stroke Symptoms Confusion Weakness Lethargy Paralysis Facial droop Vision loss Mini Stroke Treatment Treatment for a mini-stroke may include medication, changes in lifestyle[onhealth.com]

  • Sepsis

    CASE PRESENTATION: A term male infant presented on day 4 of post-natal life with the complaint of decreased appetite, fast respiration and lethargy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Poor feeding (39.21%) and lethargy (35.29%) were the most common clinical symptoms and previous history of hospital stay (40.19%) and surgery (21.56%) the most common risk[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] symptoms of sepsis include: Fever, chills or hypothermia Hypotension and oliguria Hyperventilation Mental status changes Skin manifestations These features may be preceded by lethargy[symptoma.com]

  • Brain Concussion

    Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 2018 Feb;28(1):15-29. doi: 10.1016/j.nic.2017.09.006. Epub 2017 Oct 27. Author information 1 Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging Department, El Bosque University, Hospital Universitario Fundacion Santa Fe de Bogota, Calle 119 # 7 - 75, Bogota DC 110111, Colombia. Electronic address:[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Dehydration

    The major presenting complaints were fever (34.6%), poor feeding (42.8%), loose stools (40.8%) and lethargy (26.5%).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] We report a 13-day-old exclusively breastfed neonate, admitted with a history of fever, poor feeding, lethargy and decreased urine output.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] She presented with a 2-day history of altered mental status, ataxia, lethargy, fever, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Meningitis was ruled out.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Hypoxia

    Subjective symptoms may include fatigue, lassitude (state of exhaustion), somnolence (drowsiness, sleepiness), dizziness, headache, breathlessness, and euphoria.[mountainflying.com] Signs: Rapid Breathing Cyanosis Poor Coordination Lethargy/Lassitude Executing Poor Judgment Symptoms: Air Hunger Dizziness Headache Mental and Muscle Fatigue Nausea Hot and[favoriteplus.com] The symptoms in pediatric patients can be similar to the above and may include the following: Lethargy Irritableness Anxiousness Inattentiveness Sitting up and leaning forward[medicinenet.com]

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