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Diagnostic Tests for Disorganization

Diagnostic Test list for Disorganization:

The list of diagnostic tests mentioned in various sources as used in the diagnosis of Disorganization includes:

  • Physical examination
    • Examine for signs that symptoms of disorganization may be due to delirium - e.g. temperature, neck stiffness (may suggest meningitis or subarachnoid hemorrhage), neurological examination to look for focal neurological signs and papilledema.
    • If suspect multi-infarct dementia, examine for signs of vascular pathology e.g. high blood pressure, signs of previous strokes
    • Mental state examination - including appearance, behavior, rate and continuity of speech, mood, affect, thought content, evidence of any hallucinations or abnormal beliefs, orientation to time, place and person, attention and concentration, short-term memory, insight and judgement. This examination may assist in diagnosing depression, schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder and dementia.
  • Blood tests (test for possible causes of depression or delirium)
    • Full blood count and ESR
    • Electrolytes, calcium, renal function tests
    • Blood sugar level
    • Liver function tests
    • Thyroid function tests
    • Blood cultures - if fever.
    • Syphilis and HIV testing - if appropriate.
    • B12 assay for deficiency may suggest Subacute combined degeneration of spinal cord which can cause cognitive impairment
    • ANA antibody to detect lupus erythematosus
  • Radiological investigations

Home Diagnostic Testing

These home medical tests may be relevant to Disorganization causes:

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Disorganization:

The following list of conditions have 'Disorganization' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Disorganization:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Disorganization' or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.

 

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