Delirium

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Introduction

Delirium (acute confusional state) is sudden severe confusion and rapid changes in brain function that occur with physical or mental illness.


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Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF)

Component Plasma CSF
Na+ (mM) 155 151
K+ (mM) 4.6 3.0
Mg 2+ (mM) 0.7 1.0
Ca 2+ (mM) 2.9 1.4
Cl- (mM) 121 133
HCO3- (mM) 26.2 25.8
Glucose (mM) 6.3 4.2
Amino acids (mM) 2.3 0.8
Protein (mg/100g-1) 6500 25
Table Data: Davson, H., Welch, K & Segal, M.B. (1987). The physiology and pathophysiology of the cerebrospinal fluid. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingston.

Clinical Methods: The History, Physical, and Laboratory Examinations. 3rd edition. Walker HK, Hall WD, Hurst JW, editors. Boston: Butterworths; 1990. Chapter 74Cerebrospinal Fluid | CSF Proteins

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