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Acute confusion

Contents for Delirium
  1. Introduction: Delirium
  2. Causes (381 conditions)
  3. Causes of Types
  4. Drug causes (91 listings)
  5. Drug interaction causes (271 listings)
  6. Diagnostic tests (24 listings)
  7. Questions your doctor may ask (and why) (19 listings)
  8. Combined symptoms
  9. News (2 listings)


Acute confusion: Acute confusion is listed as an alternate name or description for symptom:

Causes of Delirium (Acute confusion): See detailed list of causes below.

Delirium (medical symptom): Severe mental deterioration

Introduction: Acute confusion

Delirium (medical symptom): A person with delirium has little in the way of rational consciousness. There is no ability to carry on a conversation in any coherent manner, and indeed a delirious person may not even know you are there. True delirium needs to be distinguished from other symptoms such as dementia, delusions, hallucinations, psychosis or dissociation symptoms.

Causes of Delirium (Acute confusion)

The list of medical condition causes of Delirium (Acute confusion) includes:

  • High fever - A high fever, especially in children or the elderly, can evoke hallucinations, consciousness changes, or dream-like states that resemble delirious mental states. Requires urgent medical attention.
  • Mental and emotional conditions:

All 381 causes of Delirium

More Specific Symptoms for Acute confusion:

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Related Symptoms for Acute confusion

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Broader Symptom Types for Acute confusion:

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More Symptom Information for Acute confusion

For a medical symptom description of 'Acute confusion', the following symptom information may be relevant to the symptoms: Delirium (symptom). However, note that other causes of the symptom 'Acute confusion' may be possible.

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