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General Physical Examination In Coma : How To Remember Easily ?

  • H – Hypothalamic temperature-regulating centers are disturbed in cases of central fever.
  • E – Extreme hypothyroidism can lead to hypothermia.
  • A – Alcohol, barbiturate, sedative, or phenothiazine intoxication can cause hypothermia.
  • D – Delivery of blood to the brain may be poor in cases of internal hemorrhage or myocardial infarction.
  • T – Tachypnea may indicate systemic acidosis or pneumonia.
  • RRespiratory patterns reflecting brainstem disorders are discussed below.
  • A – Addisonian crisis can cause hypotension and coma.
  • U – Increased intracranial pressure (ICP) can be detected through funduscopic examination.
  • M – Meningococcemia or intracerebral hemorrhage can result in cutaneous petechiae.
  • A – An underlying systemic disease or carbon monoxide can cause cyanosis or anemic skin coloration.

Mnemonic : HEAD TRAUMA

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