Altered Mental Status


General Definitions

Pathophysiology


 

Diagnosis

Structural Etiologies

Medical Etiologies

Common Diagnoses (by age group)

  1. Infant
    • Infection
    • Metabolic & inborn metabolism errors
    • Seizure
    • Abuse
  2. Child
    • Toxin
    • Infection
    • Seizure
    • Intussusception
    • Trauma/Abuse
  3. Adolescent
    • Toxin
    • Trauma
    • Psychiatric
    • Seizure

Diagnostic Evaluation

Treatment

Disposition

  1. Admit any patient with Altered mental status
  2. Consider PICU if progressive