What is it about?

We describe delirium causes and clinical characteristics, as well as the relationship between COVID-19 and delirium severities, at baseline and follow-up after delirium improvement among patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection.

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Why is it important?

The severity of delirium is related to the severity of COVID-19, even in patients with few comorbidities. Severe delirium can increase the risk of death among COVID-19 patients. Delirium have at least three medica etiologies in this patients.


COVID-19 patients should be assessed for delirium and its severity with valid tools, such as the DDT-Pro.

Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana

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This page is a summary of: Etiologies of Delirium in Consecutive COVID-19 Inpatients and the Relationship Between Severity of Delirium and COVID-19 in a Prospective Study With Follow-Up, Journal of Neuropsychiatry, April 2021, American Psychiatric Association, DOI: 10.1176/appi.neuropsych.20100251.
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