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PSYCHIATRIC - DELIRIUM

Is delirium commonly associated with acute attacks?


Psychiatric manifestations of acute porphyria can include delirium."

SOURCE:
Psychotherapy Psychosomanics
1995;64(3-4):121-30
Porphyria: reexamination of psychiatric implications.
Burgovne K, Swartz R, Ananth J.
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center,
Torrance 90509
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Can delirium occur in conjunction with acute attacks?

CNS abnormalities include delirium.

SOURCE:

The Porphyrias
Anderson, Karl E
Cecil Textbook of Medicine,
13th ed. Mc Graw Hill,
1994.
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What are the various aspects of mental change that is seen in acute attacks of
porphyria?

In delirium there is seen areduced ability to maintainattention to external
stimuliand to appropriately shiftattention to new external stimuli and
disorganized thinking.

Confusion developed over a short period of time with a fluctuating level of
confusion.

There can be a reduced level of consciousness, Perceptual disturbances,
Disturbance of sleep-wake cycle,Increased or decreased psychomotor activity,
Disorientation to time, place, or person, and Memory impairment.

SOURCE:
Delirium
Mental Health
Phillip W. Long, M.D.
2002
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Delirium is an acute, reversible organic mental disorder characterised by
reduced ability to maintain attention to external stimuli and disorganised thinking
as manifested by rambling, irrelevant or incoherent speech.

SOURCE:
Dr. Kenneth Carlson
Neuropsychiatric
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When delirium present in acute porphyria there may be a severe disorientation
and reduced consciousness.

SOURCE:
Robert Johnson MD
Internal Medicine
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When Delirium presents there may be a reduced level of consciousness,
sensory misperceptions, disturbance of the sleepwakefulness cycle and level of
psychomotor activity, disorientation to time, place or person and memory
impairment.

SOURCE:
Dr. Kenneth Carlson
Neuropsychiatric
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Delirium may be caused by a large number of conditions resulting in
derangement of cerebral metabolism, including systemic infection, poisoning,
drug intoxication or withdrawal, seizures or head trauma and metabolic
disturbances such as hypoxia, hypoglycaemia, fluid, electrolyte [porphyria] or
acid base imbalances or hepatic or renal failure.

0ther names for this condition include acute confusional state, and acute brain
syndrome.

SOURCE:
Dr. Kenneth Carlson
Neuropsychiatric
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CNS abnormalities in acute porphyria include delirium.

Hepatic dysfunctions are common.

SOURCE:
Metabolic Disorders
Porphyrias: Clinical Manifestations, Diagnosis and Treatment
Bernardo Haddock Lobo Goulart & Samanta Teixeira Basto
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CNS abnormalities include delirium.

SOURCE:

The Porphyrias
Anderson, Karl E
Cecil Textbook of Medicine,
13th ed. Mc Graw Hill,
1994.
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Psychiatric manifestations of acute porphyria can include delirium.

SOURCE:
Psychotherapy Psychosomanics
1995;64(3-4):121-30
Porphyria: reexamination of psychiatric implications.
Burgovne K, Swartz R, Ananth J.
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center,
Torrance 90509
+++++++++++++++

Delirium is a sudden change in how well a person's brain is working (mental
status).

Delirium can cause confusion, disruption of the sleep-wake cycles, and unusual
behavior.

SOURCE:
Dr. Kenneth Carlson
Neuropsychiatric
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Delirium can be described as illusion.

Delirium can present during mental change in acute porphyria.

Delirium is a distorted perception, such as interpreting shadows to be an
intruder. Such occurence is common during porphyric mental change.

SOURCE:
Dr. Kenneth Carlson
Neuropsychiatric Medicine
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CNS abnormalities include delirium.

SOURCE:

The Porphyrias
Anderson, Karl E
Cecil Textbook of Medicine,
13th ed. Mc Graw Hill,
1994.
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