Symptom: Delirium


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Delirium: Severe mental deterioration
Introduction: 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.
Detailed cause information for symptom: Delirium:
  • Possible causes of symptom: Delirium (93 conditions)
  • Medications or substances causing symptom: Delirium (36 listings)
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Delirium (15 conditions)
  • Medical conditions causing complication: Delirium (8 conditions)

  • Disease information: see also Delirium condition information
  • Causes of Delirium (82 conditions)
  • Medication Causes of Delirium (21 causes)
    Medical articles on symptoms: These general medical articles may be of interest:

    Symptoms related to Delirium: dementia (19), syncope (140), stupor (7), coma (32)
    Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions

    Possible causes of symptom: Delirium: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Delirium as a symptom. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

    Medications or substances causing Delirium: The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Delirium as a symptom. This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

    Conditions listing symptoms: Delirium: The following list of conditions have 'Delirium' 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.

    A

  • Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis ... delirium
  • Alcohol Withdrawal ... delirium tremens
  • Alcoholism ... delirium tremens

    B

  • Bubonic plague ... delirium

    C

  • Cocaine ... delirium

    D

  • Delirium tremens ... delirium

    H

  • Hyperparathyroidism ... delirium

    L

  • Legionnaires' disease ... delirium

    M

  • Malaria ... delirium
  • Marburg virus ... delirium

    P

  • Plague ... delirium

    R

  • Reye's Syndrome ... delirium
  • Rocky Mountain spotted fever ... delirium

    T

  • Typhoid fever ... delirium

    Y

  • Yellow fever ... delirium
    Conditions listing complications: Delirium: The following list of conditions have 'Delirium' or similar listed as a complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

    A

  • Alcohol Withdrawal ... delirium tremens, delirium

    B

  • Bubonic plague ... delirium

    G

  • Gangrene ... delirium
  • Gastroenteritis ... delirium

    H

  • Hyperparathyroidism ... delirium

    T

  • Typhoid fever ... delirium

    V

  • Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers ... delirium

    Y

  • Yellow fever ... delirium

    Related medical articles for Delirium:
  • Introduction: Delirium
  • Basic Summary for Delirium
  • Types of Delirium
  • Causes of Delirium
  • Medication Causes of Delirium
  • Symptoms of Delirium
  • Misdiagnosis of Delirium
  • Treatments for Delirium


    Last revised: May 10, 2004

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