What is the prodromal phase of delirium?

Updated: Apr 25, 2019
  • Author: Kannayiram Alagiakrishnan, MD, MBBS, MPH, MHA; Chief Editor: Glen L Xiong, MD  more...
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A prodromal phase lasting for hours to days can occur before full syndromal delirium becomes evident. This includes sleep disturbances, vivid dreams, frequent calls for assistance, and anxiety. [24, 25]


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