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Do adults with fever get hallucinations or delusions?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: They can

Many febrile illnesses, especially in the elderly can cause delirium, of which delusions and hallucinations, especially visual, are symptoms.

In brief: They can

Many febrile illnesses, especially in the elderly can cause delirium, of which delusions and hallucinations, especially visual, are symptoms.
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Dr. Brad Bobrin
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Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Can have vivid hallucinations.

In brief: Yes

Can have vivid hallucinations.
Dr. Douglas Bey
Dr. Douglas Bey
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Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine

In brief: They can

Particularly if the fever is quite high or the person with the fever has a coexisting compromise of the brain like any of the forms of dementia.
Remember though, it's not that common for healthy adults with a fever to hallucinate and may suggest a primary infection involving the brain or connective tissue around the brain.

In brief: They can

Particularly if the fever is quite high or the person with the fever has a coexisting compromise of the brain like any of the forms of dementia.
Remember though, it's not that common for healthy adults with a fever to hallucinate and may suggest a primary infection involving the brain or connective tissue around the brain.
Dr. Stephen Southard
Dr. Stephen Southard
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