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Hallucinations can affect any of the senses including sight (visual hallucinations), hearing sounds of voices (auditory hallucinations) or other senses (e.g. taste hallucinations). Hallucinations can occur from many causes, ranging from causes such as hallucinations from a high fever (esp. in children or the elderly), various types of drug use or intoxication, brain disorders (e.g. epilepsy), or from delusional disorders such as schizoprenia (and variants of these disorders). Many causes are possible and hallucinations of any kind need immediate professional medical assessment....more »
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Medical Conditions associated with Visual hallucinations:
Vision distortion (1970 causes), Visual problems (2143 causes), Vision changes (2526 causes), Vision symptoms (2526 causes), Eye symptoms (5412 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)
Symptoms related to Visual hallucinations:
Hallucinations (288 causes), Delusions (176 causes), Blurred vision (982 causes), Tunnel vision (74 causes), Vision loss (688 causes), Vision symptoms (2526 causes), Eye symptoms (5412 causes), Alcohol withdrawal syndrome, Charles Bonnet syndrome, Lewy body dementia, Lysergic acid diethylamide, Parkinson's disease, Temporal lobe epilepsy, Vertebro-basilar artery syndrome
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