Altered Mental Status and Coma
Altered Mental Status and Coma

Altered Mental Status and Coma

by Carlo Raj, MD

Altered mental status is a common chief complaint in emergency departments, especially in the context of an elderly population. Although, at times, altered mental status is relatively benign in etiology, it is commonly the first clinical sign of impending compromise. Early identification of its underlying cause is important in providing prompt and effective care that reduces morbidity and mortality. There is an extremely broad differential diagnosis when it comes to altered mental status, including a urinary tract infection, sepsis, or an acute stroke. In a very severe presentation, a patient with depressed mental status may present in a coma.

Course Details

  • Videos 3
  • Duration 0:18 h
  • Quiz questions 10
  • Concept Pages 5


Your Educators of course Altered Mental Status and Coma

 Carlo Raj, MD

Carlo Raj, MD

Dr. Carlo Raj is a Physician and Lecturer at Becker’s Healthcare, in Illinois, USA, and the CEO and founder of Indus Intellect Virtual MedEd, a medical education consulting company.
He obtained his MD from Medical University of the Americas (MUA) and is an international lecturer and public speaker.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Raj teaches courses on Pathology.

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