Disorientation as a symptom may refer to mental confusion or to balance symptoms. Disorientation as a mental symptom could refer to confusion, or similar symptoms such as faintness, delirium, dementia, and so on. Causes of confusion include intoxication, high fever, head injury, brain disorders, and some metabolic disorders, toxicity, and
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Specific Causes of Disorientation
Carbon monoxide poisoning: The majority of people exposed to carbon monoxide recover uneventfully but others develop neuropsychiatric features after periods of several weeks free of symptoms.
These delayed features are more common in those over the age of 40 years
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Causes List for Disorientation
Possible causes of Disorientation (or similar symptoms) may include:2
- ACTH-secreting pituitary adenoma (confusion)
- AIDS Neurological Complications (confusion)
- AIDS (confusion, increased confusion)
- Acquired hydrocephalus (confusion)
- Acromegaly (confusion)
- Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (confusion)
- Acute Kidney Failure (confusion)
- Acute Porphyrias (confusion)
- Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (confusion)
- Acute carbon monoxide poisoning (confusion)
- Acute cholangitis ...
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- Source: Algorithmically Generated List
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