febrile delirium


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febrile delirium

Etymology: L, febris, fever, delirare, to rave
a symptom of disordered central nervous system function, with excitement, restlessness, and disorientation accompanying some acute fevers.

feb·rile de·lir·i·um

(feb'ril dĕ-lir'ē-ŭm)
An acute reversible state of confusion as a result of a high body temperature.
[L. febris, fever + delirius, crazy]

febrile delirium

Delirium occurring with fever.
See also: delirium