Disease Information for Vegetative state/status

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Obtunded/poorly responsive status/signs
Unconscious/Narcosis status
Unresponsive to painful stimuli
Weight Loss
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Cachexia/inanition/wasting
Coma/Unconscious
Decubitus ulcer/Bedsores
Pneumonia, aspiration
Pneumonia/Bronchopneumonia
Urinary tract infection
Vegetative state/status
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Neurologic (category)
Process
PROCESS/Pathophysiology/organ-system (category)
Synonyms
Synonym
Chronic vegetative state, Persistent Unawareness State, Persistent Unawareness States, Persistent vegetative state, Persistent vegetative state (disorder), Persistent Vegetative States, PVS Persistent vegetative state, PVS (Persistent Vegetative State), PVS Persistent vegetatve state, PVSs (Persistent Vegetative State), State Persistent Unawareness, State Persistent Vegetative, States Persistent Unawareness, States Persistent Vegetative, Unawareness State Persistent, Unawareness States Persistent, Vegetative state chronic, Vegetative State Persistent, Vegetative States Persistent, Synonym/Persistent Vegetative State
Definition

Often seen after diffuse axonal injury in children especially with closed head injuries brain swelling edema and coma. sleep wake cycles, reflexes, active but not cognizant; poor prognosis; bespeaks fully functionalbrain stem; term persistant vegetative state is also used what ever the cause

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