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Suggest a Differential diagnosis - Altered mental status
« on: /September/ 30, 2005, 08:48:01 AM »

A patient with an altered mental status - something i personally see on daily basis .

Can anyone suggest a few etiologies??DD??
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Re: Suggest a Differential diagnosis - Altered mental status
« Reply #1 on: /October/ 22, 2005, 04:55:40 PM »

thank you dr cleo md this is an imp topic ,DD will include many  causes like :                                                         1)) CNS causes (subdural heamatoma , ....)                                                                                                    2))metabolic causes (hypoglycemia  ,hypothyroidism ,hypoxia, hypercapnia ,uremia ,hyper or hyponatremia  )           3)))medications (anticholinergic , tricyclic ......)                                                                                               
4)))) TOXINS (ALCOHOL AND OTHERS)
5))))) infection (bectremia &meningitis )                          Cheesy
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Re: Suggest a Differential diagnosis - Altered mental status
« Reply #2 on: /March/ 18, 2010, 12:25:09 AM »

I am also thinking to develop a forum like this one, really impressive work
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Re: Suggest a Differential diagnosis - Altered mental status
« Reply #3 on: /April/ 19, 2010, 03:46:43 AM »

its amazing and sounds good to me a lot....
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Re: Suggest a Differential diagnosis - Altered mental status
« Reply #4 on: /November/ 12, 2010, 03:34:21 AM »

Here are some DDs

1. Head injury- damage to brain matter or ICH
2. Deleium
3. Early onset dementia
4. Mania (Bipolar disorder)
5. Schizophrenia
6. Alcohol and drug induced states eg: alcohol induced psychosis
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