Delirium Precipitated by Polycythaemia.

Title

Delirium Precipitated by Polycythaemia.

Creator

Adel S. Zaraa, MD

Publisher

Journal of Psychology & Clinical Psychiatry

Date

2016

Description

Delirium is a common and serious problem among acutely unwell persons. Although linked to higher rates of mortality, institutionalization and dementia, it remains under diagnosed. Careful consideration of its phenomenology is warranted to improve detection and therefore mitigate some of its clinical impact. The publication of the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association (DSM- 5) provides an opportunity to examine the constructs underlying delirium as a clinical entity [1]. We are reporting a case of delirium in a 20 years old female that was precipitated by a secondary polycythaemia caused by a congenital cardiac left to right shunt resulting in a pulmonary hypertension. Our med pub mesh literature search did not yield a previously reported similar case.

Subject

delirium, polycytemia

Contributor

Zaraa A, Miquel MAR, Ahmad M

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Format

journalArticle

Pages

00369

Issue

6

Volume

4

ISSN

2373-6445

NEOMED College

NEOMED College of Medicine

NEOMED Department

Department of Psychiatry

Affiliated Hospital

Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospital

Citation

Adel S. Zaraa, MD, “Delirium Precipitated by Polycythaemia.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed June 16, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/11459.

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