Acute encephalopathy

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Abstract

Acute encephalopathy is an abrupt and pathologic alteration in cognitive function and/or behavior caused by an underlying functional or structural brain disorder A number of synonymous terms exist in the literature, including organic brain syndrome, acute confusional state, delirium, acute toxic-metabolic encephalo-pathy, cerebral insufficiency, brain failure, ICU syndrome, ICU psychosis. In recent years, efforts have been made to rationalize and simplify this terminology, with a special emphasis on the clinical syndromes of delirium and coma

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Neurocritical Care
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages287-305
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9781441968418
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010

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Keywords

  • Acute encephalopathy
  • Coma
  • Delirium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Stevens, R. D., Pustavoitau, A., & Sharshar, T. (2010). Acute encephalopathy. In Handbook of Neurocritical Care: Second Edition (pp. 287-305). Springer New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6842-5_17