" ALMOST ALL CAUSES OF COMA "
SaDAM RENTs HIV
S: Systemic Infections e.g. Pneumonia, UTI, Wound Infections
D: Drugs e.g. sedatives, antipsychotics.
A: Alcoholic withdrawal i.e. Delirrium tremens
M: Metabolic e.g Hypoglycemia, HONC, DKA, Hypokalemia, renal failure
R: Raised ICP e.g Tumor, T.B
E: Epilepsy e.g Post iceric phase
N: Nutritional e.g Thiamine (Wernicke's korasakoff's encephalopathy?
T: Trauma e.g head injury
H: Hypoxia e.g respiratory failure
I: Intracranial Infections e.g. meningitis, encepalitis, HSV encephalitis
V: Vascular e.g Stroke, Myocardial Infarction
It really works when u r in A & E and pateint is lying down ahead of you for differential diagnosis and also in WARD ROUNDS when professor expects bulk of causes from you. There are about 30 causes and more.....Thanks
Dr. Jawad Naseer
BHU Rajowal, Dist. KASUR.