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Why do urinary tract infections cause delirium?
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Only if septic
Urinary tract infections may complicate with sepsis or septicemia which may affect the brain function and cause delirium.

In brief: Only if septic
Urinary tract infections may complicate with sepsis or septicemia which may affect the brain function and cause delirium.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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Dr. Theresa Redling
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
In brief: Complicated
Delirium, or acute confusion, can present in the elderly from a number of medical illnesses like infection, dehydration, meds, cahnge in environment, etc.
The likelihood it will happen increases with age and dementia. An already aging sensitive brain responds to any stresses, possibly by getting confused. It is a true medical emergency and needs immediate evaluation and treatment.

In brief: Complicated
Delirium, or acute confusion, can present in the elderly from a number of medical illnesses like infection, dehydration, meds, cahnge in environment, etc.
The likelihood it will happen increases with age and dementia. An already aging sensitive brain responds to any stresses, possibly by getting confused. It is a true medical emergency and needs immediate evaluation and treatment.
Dr. Theresa Redling
Dr. Theresa Redling
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