13: Neurologic Emergencies. Brain Structure and Function. The Spinal Cord. Common Causes of Brain Disorder (1 of 2). Many different disorders can cause brain dysfunction and can affect LOC, speech, and muscle control. If problem is caused by heart and lungs, entire brain will be affected.
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Structural problems in the brain
Chemical disorders (poison, drugs)
Sudden high feverCauses of Seizures
Unrecognized head injury
Body temperature abnormalities
PoisoningAltered Mental Status