Chair: Abdulaziz Al DakhilScribe: Mohammed Turkistani
sort went stiff
flushed in apperience
unemployed (6 months)
seen fallen by his girlfriend while having breakfast in the morning
presented to the ER, flushed in appearance, drank heavly the night before presentation 4L, last drink 11.45 pm, he was confused
rigid body and violent rhythmic contractions
heavy drinker usually 1L, doubled in the last six months 2L
drugs to stop worrying, serapax, benziodiazepine, drugs have been taking intermittently
metabolic, CNS depressant drugs might cause muscle contraction, like benzodiazpine, alcohol (long exposure) cause reduced liver function, multi-factorial, Combination of drugs and alcohol, recently took drugs (3 weeks ago), contraindications to alcohol
trauma, head injury (might be from alcoholism or vertigo), internal bleeding
how alcohol and drugs (serapax, benzodiazepine) affect the body in the syptoms that was presented?
What causes rhythmatic contractions and body rigidity?, could it be head injury?
what causes flushing?
vascular, Flushed in appearance caused by vasodialation
infections, food poisoning
trauma, accident while he was drunk (head injury), falling because vertigo, internal bleeding
autoimmune, myasthena gravis, receptor blocking cause muscle contraction
metabolic, toxins, CNS depressant drugs might cause depression and muscle contraction, benzodiazpine, alcohol toxicity (long exposure) cause reduced liver function, Combination of drugs and alcohol, recently took drugs (3 weeks ago), contraindications to alcohol
neoplastic, brain tumor, liver tumor, affecting the function of the liver
conginital, dormant disease, genes
A 35yo alcoholic male presented to the ER in the morning confused and flushed in appearance. He had rigid body followed by violent rhythmic contractions while having breakfast.