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Multifocal, Diffuse, and Metabolic Brain Diseases Causing Delirium, Stupor, or Coma

Jerome B. Posner, Clifford B. Saper, Nicholas D. Schiff and Fred Plum

in Plum and Posner's Diagnosis of Stupor and Coma

Fourth edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print February 2008 | ISBN: 9780195321319
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322954 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195321319.003.0320

Series: Contemporary Neurology Series

Multifocal, Diffuse, and Metabolic Brain Diseases Causing Delirium, Stupor, or Coma

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This chapter describes the biochemical and physiologic mechanisms (where known) by which multifocal and diffuse disorders interfere with the metabolism of the brain to produce delirium, stupor, or coma. It also describes the signs and symptoms that characterize these disorders and differentiate them from localized intracranial mass lesions and unifocal destructive lesions.

Chapter.  72767 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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