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1. Both the reticular activating system (RAS) and the cerebral cortex must be working to sustain normal consciousness.

2. Thus, coma can be caused by either a decrease in the activity of the RAS or pathology of bilateral cerebral hemispheres.

3. Plum and Posner classifY the causes of coma in the following ways: supratentorial, infratentorial, metabolic, diffuse, multifactorial.


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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