Delirium causes

DELIRIUM

  • Drugs e.g. alcohol, opiates, anticonvulsants, recreational, post-general anaesthetic
  • Electrolyte imbalance e.g. hypoglycaemia, uraemia, liver failure, hypo/hypernatraemia
  • Lacking medication/drugs e.g. alcohol withdrawal
  • Infections e.g. encephalitis, meningitis
  • Reduced sensory input e.g. lack of sleep
  • Intracranial e.g. trauma, strokes
  • Urinary/faecal retention
  • Myocardial e.g. MI or pulmonary e.g. pneumonia
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