The many faces of confusion: Timing and collateral history often hold the key to diagnosis

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Abstract

Recognition of a patient's state of confusion is only the beginning of a clinical odyssey that can implicate a huge spectrum of diagnostic possibilities. Among these are delirium, depression, dementia, and sensory deprivation. However, with appropriate physical examination and laboratory studies, collateral history, and clarification of time course for the symptom complex, the cause of confusion need not remain confusing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)60-62+65-66+71-72
JournalPostgraduate medicine
Volume108
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

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