To determine the causative relationship between the adverse event observed (the asthenia
, which we diagnosed as a symptom of muscle damage) and the intake of the black cohosh extract we used the Naranjo ADR probability scale, which is most widely accepted as a decisional algorithm for the assessment of drug-induced adverse reactions.
, Mary Worrall's secondary cause of death, denotes symptoms of physical weakness and loss of strength; a condition commonly connected with wasting diseases such as cancer.
In January 2006, a 75-year-old female patient (patient 4) returned from Reunion with a sudden-onset fever, asthenia
, arthralgia with wrist pain, and diarrhea.
appeared 2 months later when she was advised to discontinue the therapy.
Sujal Mandavia, the clinical assistant professor of emergency medicine at USC, describes the effects of breathing hydrogen sulfide on the Web site eMedicine: ``Chronic low-level exposure results primarily in irritation to mucous membranes and the respiratory system,'' which produces headaches, asthenia
, bronchitis, conjunctivitis and wheezing.
In a study of 224 white children aged 9 months to 16 years who were seropositive for hepatitis C virus infection, all 39 perinatally infected children were asymptomatic and 3 t others complained of anorexia, asthenia
, or abdominal pain.
Based upon the favorable effects of recombinant epoetin alfa (Procrit) on cognitive function, quality of life, and asthenia
in a small pilot study, a much larger clinical trial is underway, according to Dr.
Additionally, some complaints of gastrointestinal intolerance (pain, nausea and diarrhea), headache, insomnia and asthenia
(weakness) have been documented.
The other extradermatologic signs were asthenia
in 17 patients (77%), headache in 13 (59%), muscle pain in 12 (55%), swelling in 10 (45%), peripheral lymphadenopathy in 9 (41%), bleeding from the nose or gums in 4 (18%), nausea or vomiting in 3 (14%), and eyesight trouble in 1 (4%).
We report the case of a woman with severe asthenia
and very high blood levels of creatine phosphokinase and lactate dehydrogenase.
Indeed, based upon the favorable effects of recombinant epoetin alfa (Procrit) on cognitive function, quality of life, and asthenia
in a small, randomized, double-blind pilot study, a much larger clinical trial is already underway, according to Dr.