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Hypophosphataemia as a cause of acute confusional state.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23045446     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A 74-year-old gentleman presented with an acute onset of confusion and agitation. His symptoms were so severe that he had to be sedated and intubated for CT scan. All investigations were unremarkable, except a low serum phosphate. He was treated with intravenous phosphate and his symptoms improved in line with the rise in his serum phosphate. By discharge, he had returned to his previous state of health. The cause of the hypophosphataemia was not apparent; we have asked his general practitioner to monitor his serum phosphate.
Authors:
Sean Ninan; David Lloyd; Manoj Saraswat
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-10-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ case reports     Volume:  2012     ISSN:  1757-790X     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ Case Rep     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Hull Royal Infirmary, Hull, UK.
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