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When life-threatening causes of delirium and the impact of several specific drugs have been excluded, the clinician will often proceed to empirical treatment of the delirious patient. However, it is important to continue the search for an underlying cause, which can be found in more than 85 per cent of cases. TabJeJ. offers the mnemonic I WATCH DEATH to organize the differential diagnosis of delirium. In view of the mortality associated with acute confusional states, the mnemonic is appropriate.

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