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What causes delirium and how can it be treated?

Yes...My husband is in the hospital for a blot clot behind his knee. He has been there since 4/15/14. When they moved him from ICU, he became delirius. He went to the Dr. the day before he entered the hospital for his bad teeth. They were going to pull them, then this happened. They are rotten and he will not eat anything. Could bad teeth have an effect on delirium?He is on antibiotics right now, but can t kick the delirium.3 weeks. Please help! They did a cat scan and eeg and showed nothing.
Fri, 29 Apr 2016
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Hi,

I am Dr.Bruno. I have read your question with care and understand your concerns about Delirium. Let me try to help you

There are lots of factors that can cause delirium in a ICU like Acid Base Imbalance, Electrolyte imbalance etc

Almost all these problems are easy to treat and the patient will improve within days. The good news is that CT Scan and EEG are normal. So, as of now, I don't think that there is anything to worry

Hope you found the answer helpful.

If you need any clarification / have doubts / have additional questions / have follow up questions, then please do not hesitate in asking again. I will be happy to answer your questions.

Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care.
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What causes delirium and how can it be treated?

Hi, I am Dr.Bruno. I have read your question with care and understand your concerns about Delirium. Let me try to help you There are lots of factors that can cause delirium in a ICU like Acid Base Imbalance, Electrolyte imbalance etc Almost all these problems are easy to treat and the patient will improve within days. The good news is that CT Scan and EEG are normal. So, as of now, I don t think that there is anything to worry Hope you found the answer helpful. If you need any clarification / have doubts / have additional questions / have follow up questions, then please do not hesitate in asking again. I will be happy to answer your questions. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care.