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What causes delirium and hard to awaken? 4 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Sepsis

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

One life-threatening complication of infection is sepsis, which often occurs in people who are elderly or have weak immune systems. Patches of discolored skin is a symptom of severe sepsis.

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2

Organic Brain Syndrome

Learn about the symptoms, causes, risk factors, and treatment for neurocognitive disorders (formerly called organic brain syndrome).

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3

Septic Shock

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Septic shock is a complication of an infection. It can cause inflammation and could become life-threatening.

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4

Glomerulonephritis

Glomerulonephritis is a serious illness that can stop your kidneys from functioning properly. Learn how this condition is diagnosed and treated.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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