An Unexpected Precipitant of Delirium in a Patient with Developmental Delay

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Sandra Rao
Lawrence Jacobs



Delirium is an acute change in mental status with a fluctuating course. It has numerous precipitating factors that can be classified using the DIMS-R framework, including structural changes and metabolic disturbances. Delirium is often under-recognized and numerous screening tools have been developed to aid diagnosis.

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