Summary of Delirium
Flashcards on Delirium
Delirium is a (slow/rapid) decrease in attention span and arousal, commonly caused by drugs or disease.
Questions on Delirium
A 70-year-old woman comes to the emergency department because of an altered mental status. The patient was found by a neighbor unarousable on the couch, with multiple empty bottles of medications on the floor next to her. Social history shows alcohol abuse. Physical examination reveals an awake female with fluctuating level of consciousness, not oriented to time or place, with no focal deficits. Which of the following is most likely to be seen?