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Common Causes of Altered Mental Status or Delirium in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

Specialty:

Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

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Description:

A variety of conditions may contribute to an altered mental status for a patient in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The change may range from minor confusion to delirium to psychosis. All reversible causes should be identified and treated if possible.

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