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DELIRIUM

Neurology

DELIRIUM

DEFINITION
1. Transient alteration in consciousness related to systemic factors.

FEATURES
2. Abnormal attention span - easily distracted.
3. Disorganized thinking - hallucinations.
4. Altered consciousness which fluctuates during the day and typically worsens at night.


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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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