Chapter

“Confused and Febrile”

Eelco F. M. Wijdicks

in The Practice of Emergency and Critical Care Neurology

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780195394023
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199323050 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195394023.003.0003
“Confused and Febrile”

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Chapter 3 considers the evaluation of a patient presenting with an acute confusional state, but also closely examines the more commonly encountered confused patient with fever, and how the additional common presence of fever in patients with altered consciousness is often tied to an acute neurologic illness.

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Subjects: Neurology

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