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Transient Unresponsiveness in the Elderly: Report of Five Cases

Transient Unresponsiveness in the Elderly: Report of Five Cases Abstract • Five hospitalized elderly patients had one or more self-limited episodes of unresponsiveness that could not be explained by metabolic, structural, convulsive, or psychiatric disorders. They accounted for approximately 2% of cases referred to us for evaluation of coma. Despite some heterogeneity, shared clinical features in these patients suggest an age-related disorder of arousal that may be more common than is generally appreciated. References 1. Plum F, Posner JB. The Diagnosis of Stupor and Coma . 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: FA Davis Co Publishers; 1980:11. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Neurology American Medical Association

Transient Unresponsiveness in the Elderly: Report of Five Cases

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1992 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9942
eISSN
1538-3687
DOI
10.1001/archneur.1992.00530250039013
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Abstract

Abstract • Five hospitalized elderly patients had one or more self-limited episodes of unresponsiveness that could not be explained by metabolic, structural, convulsive, or psychiatric disorders. They accounted for approximately 2% of cases referred to us for evaluation of coma. Despite some heterogeneity, shared clinical features in these patients suggest an age-related disorder of arousal that may be more common than is generally appreciated. References 1. Plum F, Posner JB. The Diagnosis of Stupor and Coma . 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: FA Davis Co Publishers; 1980:11.

Journal

Archives of NeurologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jan 1, 1992

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