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Why does pneumonia cause dementia like symptoms in geriatric patients, but not in younger ones?

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Dr. Eddie Nakhuda answered

Specializes in Geriatrics

Many acute illness may cause transient confusion & agitation i n the elderly especially post op also-most likely due to metabolic factors.

Answered Jan 22, 2019

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