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2,058 Possible Causes for Rigor, Sudden Death

  • Acute Amphetamine Intoxication

    Sudden cardiac death is often related to amphetamine overdose because the drugs are commonly used to increase physical performance and stamina in activities involving high[amphetamines.com] Overdose can also cause stroke (usually hemorrhagic), seizures, muscle rigidity, and hyperthermia ( 40 C); all of these effects may precipitate rhabdomyolysis, which can lead[merckmanuals.com] […] cardiac death pneumothorax psychosis seizures ischemic colitis serotonin syndrome delirium paranoia coma rarely, severe acidosis, multiorgan failure and death occur U.S.[brainprotips.com]

  • Upper Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage

    […] be admitted to a critical care area (Grade 2a, recommendation D) Consider the use of high dose intravenous PPIs to high risk patients with upper GI bleeds despite lack of rigorous[rcemlearning.co.uk]

  • Anaphylaxis

    Idiopathic anaphylaxis, i.e. cause unknown Severity of reactions from anaphylaxis can vary from mild symptoms to sudden death.[dermnetnz.org] Finally, the importance of a rigorous allergy work-up in reaching a confident diagnosis and providing the patient with a safe alternative is shown. 2016 S.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Anaphylaxis can be triggered by exertion after eating certain foods and may be responsible for sudden deaths in healthy athletes as well as people with known asthma and food[nutramed.com]

  • Tricyclic Antidepressant Overdose

    deaths in patients with structurally normal hearts [Circulation 2005;111(5):659-70].[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Labored breathing, low blood pressure, shock, enlarged pupils, coma, agitation, hallucinations, muscle rigidity, convulsions, and agonal breathing were also reported.[aa400415.wordpress.com] Brugada syndrome is an electrocardiogram (ECG) abnormality with a high incidence of sudden death in patients with structurally normal hearts.[innovationsincrm.com]

  • Subphrenic Abscess

    CASE REPORT A 13 year old boy presented in Mayo Hospital with the Complaint of intermittent pyrexia (more at night), associated with chills and rigors and pain Right Hypochondrium[pjmhsonline.com] Fever, pyrexia Rigors Confusion Tachypnoea Malaise Anorexia Cyanosis Dyspnoea Tachycardia Cough (purulent) Hypotension Haemoptysis Pleuritic pain Vomiting Headache Pleural[brainscape.com]

  • Liver Abscess

    Both patients were admitted to our institution with a 2-week history of right upper quadrant pain, fever, chills, and rigors.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A 51-year-old lady presented with a 4-day history of abdominal pain, diarrhoea, fever, rigors, and lethargy. Imaging revealed an abscess which was drained.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Etiology by source References: [5] [6] [1] [2] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] Risk factors Clinical features Classic triad of pyogenic liver abscess Fever (with/without chills and rigors[amboss.com]

  • Phencyclidine Intoxication

    Most cases of sudden death during arrest have involved cocaine intoxication; because phencyclidine's pharmacologic properties are quite different from those of cocaine, these[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] rigidity (7) seizures or coma (8) hyperacusis D.[behavenet.com] […] have multiple factors that play a part in causing sudden death."[charlydmiller.com]

  • Salicylate Poisoning

    […] cause seizures, cerebral oedema and death.[derangedphysiology.com] Respiratory alkalosis keeps the salicylate ions trapped in the blood; if a post-intubation acidosis is allowed to develop the sudden influx of salicylate into the CNS may[derangedphysiology.com]

  • Typhoid Fever

    Acute presentation Sudden death is common, possibly with a short period of lethargy or some diarrhea. Geographic incidence Worldwide.[vetstream.com] A 30-year-old male was admitted to the Medicine Department of our hospital with 1-week history of high-grade fever with chills and rigors, moderate abdominal pain in the epigastric[ijpmonline.org]

  • Typhus

    High grade fever (90%), chills and rigors (68%), conjunctival suffusion (50%), body aches (43%), headache (41%), myalgias (37%), abdominal pain (21%), lymphadenopathy (17%[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Nilsson K, Lindquist O, Pahlson C: Association of Rickettsia helvetica with chronic perimyocarditis in sudden cardiac death. Lancet 1999; 354: 1169–73. MEDLINE 13.[doi.org] […] presentation A 62-year-old previously healthy Sri Lankan native male from Gampaha, in the Western Province of Sri Lanka presented with high fever associated with chills and rigors[bmcresnotes.biomedcentral.com]

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