ACUTE URAEMIA. Symptoms


Categories: Kidney and Bladder

The onset may be sudden or gradual. The headache
is severe, usually on the back top of head (occipital) and extending to

the neck; there is persistent vomiting with nausea and diarrhea attending

it. This may be due to inflammation of the colon. Difficulty in breathing,

which may be constant or comes in spells. This is worse at night, when it

may resemble asthma; fever if persistent, is usually slight until just

before death. General convulsions may occur. There may be some twitching

of the muscles of the face and of other muscles. The convulsions may occur

frequently. The patient becomes abnormally sleepy, before the attack, and

remains so. One-sided paralysis may occur. Sudden temporary blindness

occurs sometimes. There may be noisy delirium or suicidal mania. Coma

(deep sleep) may develop either with or without convulsions or delirium,

and is usually soon followed by them; sometimes by chronic uraemia or

recovery.





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