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Martin Beed

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date: 26 May 2019

Decreased consciousness

Seizures and status epilepticus

Stroke/thromboembolic stroke

Intracerebral haemorrhage

Subarachnoid haemorrhage

Traumatic brain injury

Raised intracranial pressure

Meningitis and encephalitis


Alcohol withdrawal

Neuromuscular weakness and paralysis

Guillain–Barré syndrome

Myasthenia gravis

↓consciousness occurs in many diseases requiring admission to intensive care, and is often a cause for admission in its own right. Changes in neurological state may be related to intracranial pathology, or may occur in response to respiratory, circulatory, or metabolic disorders....

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