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J Am Geriatr Soc. 1990 Nov;38(11):1235-8.

Delirium: masquerades and misdiagnosis in elderly inpatients.

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  • 1Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut.

Abstract

Delirium is an organic mental disorder defined as transient, fluctuating global dysfunction of cognition. It is common in elderly medical inpatients, yet its varied presentation is often missed or misdiagnosed.

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