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1,002 Possible Causes for Slurred Speech, Tachycardia

  • Acute Alcohol Intoxication

    Take the patient’s blood pressure to ascertain if there are any orthostatic changes, hypotension, or tachycardia.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] Behavioral changes such as euphoria and aggressiveness, as well as slurred speech, are seen in milder intoxications, which are estimated to occur at blood ethanol concentrations[symptoma.com] speech gait disturbances blackouts coma Evaluation Blood alcohol level Treatment Pharmacologic nutritional - in chronic alcoholics or if you suspect deficiency thiamine must[step2.medbullets.com]

  • Stroke

    Decompensation on the ward during thrombolysis with worsening abdominal distension and pain, hypotension and tachycardia prompted a CT angiogram scan, which displayed proximal[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The NHS urges people to recognise the symptoms of stroke: fallen face, inability to hold arms high, slurred speech; and to know the importance of time — act fast to get medical[curlie.org] There is a higher prevalence of CD in patients with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)[ 163 ]; thus these patients should also be screened for CD[ 164 ].[dx.doi.org]

  • Ethanol

    After 11 hours of resuscitation, she had skin flushing, lip swelling, tachycardia, and hypotension.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Measurable cognitive impairment occurs at a blood alcohol level of about 0.05%, gait disturbances at 0.10%, slurred speech at 0.15%.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] Below is a list of blood alcohol levels and the likely symptoms: 0.05 -- reduced inhibitions 0.10 -- slurred speech 0.20 -- euphoria and motor impairment 0.30 -- confusion[nlm.nih.gov]

  • Barbiturate Overdose

    Barbiturate overdose may cause some of these toxicity symptoms: apnea ataxia vertigo lethargy hypoxia delirium paranoia irritability drowsiness tachycardia bradycardia hypotension[healthblurbs.com] Severe tachycardia (elevated heart rate). Very high blood pressure. Dangerously high body temperature. Sweating. Nausea. Confusion. Severe anxiety or agitation.[drugabuse.com] The signs and symptoms of Barbiturate Intoxication and Overdose may include: Slurred speech Delayed thought process Altered level of consciousness Fatigue, drowsiness Shallow[dovemed.com]

  • Alcohol Withdrawal Delirium

    Alcohol withdrawal delirium is characterized by features of alcohol withdrawal itself (tremor, sweating, hypertension, tachycardia etc.) together with general delirious symptoms[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Delirium tremens is the most severe form of withdrawal and manifests with deep confusion, slurred speech, uninhibited behavior, staggering gait, delusions, vivid hallucinations[neuro-la-cote.info] In a stepwise multiple regression model, five risk factors were significantly correlated with the development of alcohol withdrawal delirium: current infectious disease; tachycardia[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Porphyria

    On admission, she was noted to have hyponatremia, tachycardia, and hypertension. Then, she had episodes of seizure and confusion.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Primary survey revealed: hypertension, tachycardia, abdominal pain, severe agitation, and confusion with an encephalopathy consistent with acute delirium, a Glasgow Coma Scale[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Patients may have anxiety, confusion, autonomic instability (manifested as hypertension or tachycardia), emesis, and severe abdominal pain.[openanesthesia.org]

  • Insulinoma

    Symptoms resulting from the catecholaminergic response to hypoglycemia (i.e. tremulousness, palpitations, tachycardia, sweating, hunger, anxiety, nausea) are not as common[en.wikipedia.org] Slurring of speech, confusion, change of behaviour, truculence. Stupor, coma. Subacute hypoglycaemia Also known as hypoglycaemia unawareness.[patient.info] Adrenergic symptoms resulting from the catecholaminergic response include weakness, anxiety, nausea, hunger, sweating, tremor, tachycardia, and palpitations.[symptoma.com]

  • Scorpion Sting

    In view of persistent tachycardia (heart rate 160/min), catecholamine storm was suspected and prazosin was added. However, shock was refractory.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] You may have experienced a scorpion sting if you notice: • Sensitive Skin • Local Burning Pain • Slurred Speech • Breathing Problems • Body-Wide Numbness[scorpionspecialists.com] Venomous scorpion stings occur most frequently in infants and children, and may cause shortness of breath, fluid buildup in the lungs, excess saliva, slurred speech, trouble[medpagetoday.com]

  • Barbiturate Withdrawal

    Cardiovascular: tachycardia. Musculoskeletal: leg pain, muscle fatigue. Genitourinary: diuresis.[rxlist.com] speech Sluggishness If you suspect an overdose, contact a poison control center or go to an emergency room immediately.[everydayhealth.com] Signs and symptoms associated with amphetamine use include mydriasis (dilated pupils), sweating, increased temperature, tachycardia (rapid pulse), and hypertension.[medical.tpub.com]

  • Phencyclidine Intoxication

    Fever, tachycardia and hypertension were frequent findings among the 25 patients with rhabdomyolysis and all had leukocytosis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Other effects include numbness, slurred speech, and loss of coordination accompanied by a sense of strength and invulnerability.[www1.nyc.gov] Within an hour (less when smoked, "snorted," or used intravenously), two (or more) of the following signs: (1) vertical or horizontal nystagmus (2) hypertension or tachycardia[behavenet.com]

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