What causes coma? 40 possible conditions

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

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Sarcoidosis

Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease where granulomas (clumps of immune cells, usually macrophages) form in various organs. This causes organ inflammation. Doctors believe that sarcoidosis may be caused by an abnorma...

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Hypercalcemia

Hypercalcemia is a condition in which you have too much calcium in your blood. Calcium performs important functions, such as helping to keep your bones healthy. However, too much of it can cause problems. Hypercalcemi...

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Kwashiorkor

Kwashiorkor is the most common and widespread nutritional disorder in developing countries. It is a form of malnutrition caused by not getting enough protein in your diet. Every cell in your body contains protein. Yo...

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Medullary Cystic Disease

Medullary cystic kidney disease (MCKD) is a rare condition in which small, fluid-filled sacs called cysts form in the center of the kidneys. These cysts scar the kidneys and cause them to malfunction. In order t...

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Malaria

Malaria is a life-threatening disease. It is typically transmitted through the bite of an infected Anopheles mosquito. Infected mosquitoes carry the Plasmodium parasite. When this mosquito bites you, the parasite i...

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Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD)

Maple syrup urine disease (MSUD) is a rare, inherited metabolic disorder. With MSUD, the body cannot break down certain amino acids. Individuals who have the disease produce urine that has a distinctive maple syru...

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Beriberi

Beriberi is a disease brought on by a Vitamin B-1 (thiamine) deficiency. There are two types of the disease: wet beriberi and dry beriberi . Wet beriberi can effect heart function and, in the most extreme cases, hear...

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Reye's Syndrome

Reye's syndrome is a rare but serious condition that strikes without warning. It most often affects children ages 4 to 12 whoare recovering from a viral infection.The National Reye's Syndrome Foundation (NRSF) note...

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Isopropyl Alcohol Poisoning

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

Isopropyl alcohol (IPA) poisoning occurs when the liver is no longer able to manage the amount of IPA in the body. Ingestion may be accidental or deliberate. IPA is inexpensive and causes rapid intoxication. It can b...

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Acetaminophen Overdose

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

Acetaminophen is a pain reliever found in over-the-counter and prescription medications. It is the active ingredient in Tylenol. It is also called "paracetamol" and may be labeled APAP on prescription medications.It i...

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Yellow fever

Yellow fever is a serious, potentially deadly flu-like disease spread by mosquitoes. Characterized by a high fever and jaundice, it is most prevalent in certain parts of Africa and South America. The disease is no...

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Acetone Poisoning

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

Acetone poisoning occurs when the amount of acetone in the body is more than what the liver is able to break down. Acetone is a clear liquid that smells like nail polish remover. When exposed to the air, it quickl...

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Acute Nephritis

Think of your kidneys as your body's filters, a sophisticated waste removal system comprised of two bean-shaped organs. Every day, your hard working kidneys process 200 quarts of blood in a day and remove two quarts o...

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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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Intracranial Hemorrhages

Intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) is bleeding inside the skull. It is a life-threatening emergency. If you think you or someone you know is experiencing ICH, go to the emergency room right away or call 911. There are fou...

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What's In Your Head: Chronic Subdural Hematoma

A chronic subdural hematoma (SDH) is a pool (or collection) of blood on the brain's surface under the dura, which is the outer covering of the brain. It usually begins forming several days or weeks after bleedin...

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Carcinoid Syndrome

Carcinoid syndrome is a condition in which a carcinoid tumor secretes chemicals into your bloodstream. These tumors are rare and cancerous. They are usually located in your gastrointestinal tract or lungs. According t...

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Adrenoleukodystrophy

Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) refers to several different inherited conditions that affect the nervous system and adrenal glands. Other names for it are adrenomyeloneuropathy, childhood cerebral ALD, and Schilder-Addiso...

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Adrenergic Bronchodilators Overdose

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

An overdose happens when you take too much of a drug. Whether intentional or accidental, drug overdoses can be life threatening. Adrenergic bronchodilators overdose is when a person has taken too much of a certain typ...

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Aftershave Poisoning

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

Aftershave is a lotion, gel, or liquid that is applied to the face after shaving. It is most often used by men. If swallowed, aftershave can produce harmful effects.Aftershave poisoning can be a medical emergency. I...

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