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Describe the disorder called brain dysfunction (encephalopathy).?
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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
In brief: Delirium
Encephalopathy refers to symptoms related to the brains higher cognitive or thinking functions.
This means people have altered levels of consciousness ( lethargic or even comatose to agitated and restless) they are often confused, may have hallucinations, . It is a consequence of a large # of possible problems from infections, drug side effects, to things like kidney or liver failure.

In brief: Delirium
Encephalopathy refers to symptoms related to the brains higher cognitive or thinking functions.
This means people have altered levels of consciousness ( lethargic or even comatose to agitated and restless) they are often confused, may have hallucinations, . It is a consequence of a large # of possible problems from infections, drug side effects, to things like kidney or liver failure.
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