Disease Information for Delirium

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Bounding pulse
High blood pressure/sign
Tachycardia/Fast heart rate
Hypertonia
Active reflexes
Excitement
Ganser syndrome-like lying behavior/response
Hypereactive/on exam
Hyperreflexia/DTRs increased
Lint picking/at bed covers sign (carphologia)
Slurred speech
Slurred Speech/Acute
Tremor in Elderly
Aggressiveness/combativeness
Agitation
Constant mumbling
Distortion/bodily perception
Ganser syndrome/non-truthful answers/approximates
Psychotic behavior/symptomatic
Scattered thought process
Short attention span
Violent behavior/Aggressive
Urine Incontinence
Nervousness/excitability/hyperactive adult
Restlessness/Anxiousness
Disease Progression
Course/Acute
Course/Acute only
Demographics & Risk Factors
Established Disease Population
Patient/Cocaine addicted
Patient/Dementia/organic brain syndrome
Diagnostic Test Results
Electrodiagnosis
EEG/Abnormality
EEG/Diffuse slowing, moderate
EEG/Low background voltage
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Alcohol withdrawal
Convulsions (grand mal)
Seizure disorder (epilepsy)
Associated Disease & Complications
Hallucinations
Secondary Psychosis/Symptomatic
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Neurologic (category)
Process
PROCESS/Functional/physiologic (category)
Toxin
TOXIN/Sensory distortion/Sound/Touch/Taste
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Haloperidol (Haldol)
Other Treatments
TX/Expectant/supportive treatment.
Definition

A disorder characterized by CONFUSION; inattentiveness; disorientation; ILLUSIONS; HALLUCINATIONS; agitation; and in some instances autonomic nervous system overactivity. It may result from toxic/metabolic conditions or structural brain lesions. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp411-2)

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