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Flashcards in Altered Mental Status Deck (12):
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AEIOUT-TIPS

common causes of AMS

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A

acidosis, alcohol

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E

epilepsy

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I

infection

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O

overdose

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U

uremia (kidney failure)

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T

trauma, tumor, toxin

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I

insulin (hypoglycemia or diabetic ketoacidosis)

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P

psychosis, poison

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S

stroke, seizure

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Wernicke's syndrome

acute but reversible encephalopathy (brain disease) / characterized by ataxia, eye muscle weakness, and mental derangement

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Korsakoff's syndrome

characterized by memory disorder / may to irrevesible