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What causes coma? 40 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

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Sarcoidosis

Learn about sarcoidosis and its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and potential complications.

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Hypercalcemia

Hypercalcemia is a condition in which you have too much calcium in your blood.

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Kwashiorkor

Kwashiorkor is a serious form of malnutrition caused by a lack of protein. Learn how to spot this condition and how it can be prevented.

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24

Medullary Cystic Disease

Medullary cystic kidney disease is a rare condition that causes cysts to form on kidneys. Kidney failure may result, symptoms of which can include changes in skin color and itchy skin.

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25

Malaria

Malaria is a life-threatening disease. It's typically transmitted through the bite of an infected Anopheles mosquito.

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Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD)

Maple syrup urine disease (MSUD) is a metabolic disorder in which your body can't break down certain amino acids. Read more on how to treat this rare disease.

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Beriberi

Beriberi is a term used for vitamin B1, or thiamine, deficiency. Vitamin B1 is found in foods like milk, beans, vegetables, meat, and whole grains.

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Reye's Syndrome

Reye's syndrome is a rare condition that strikes without warning. It most often affects children ages 4 to 12 who are recovering from a viral infection.

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29

Isopropyl Alcohol Poisoning

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Find information on isopropyl alcohol poisoning symptoms, causes, and diagnosis. Learn what to do if you suspect you have isopropyl alcohol poisoning.

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Acetaminophen Overdose

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Taking too much acetaminophen can cause liver damage. Learn about overdose causes, treatment, prevention, and more.

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31

Yellow fever

Yellow fever is a serious, potentially deadly flu-like disease spread by mosquitoes. It's characterized by a high fever and jaundice. It isn't curable.

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32

Acetone Poisoning

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Acetone poisoning occurs when there's more acetone in your body than the liver can break down. Acetone is a clear liquid that smells like nail polish remover.

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Acute Nephritis

Acute nephritis occurs when your kidneys suddenly become inflamed. It has several causes, and it can ultimately lead to kidney failure if it's left untreated.

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Meningeal Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is a contagious airborne disease that typically affects the lungs. TB is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. If a TB infection is not treated promptly, the bacterium can trave...

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35

Intracranial Hemorrhages

Intracranial hemorrhage is a life-threatening condition in which you have bleeding inside your skull.

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What's In Your Head: Chronic Subdural Hematoma

A chronic subdural hematoma (SDH) is a collection of blood on the brain's surface under the outer covering of the brain (dura).

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Carcinoid Syndrome

Carcinoid syndrome occurs when a carcinoid tumor puts dangerous chemicals back into your bloodstream.

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Adrenoleukodystrophy

Adrenoleukodystrophy refers to several conditions that affect the nervous system and adrenal glands.

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Adrenergic Bronchodilators Overdose

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

An adrenergic bronchodilators overdose is when you take too much of a certain kind of asthma medication.

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Aftershave Poisoning

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Most aftershaves contain the poisonous ingredients. If swallowed, it can produce harmful effects. Symptoms include muscle cramping, nausea, abdominal pain, headache, and dizziness.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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