clouding of consciousness


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clouding of consciousness

 
a disturbance of consciousness in which a patient cannot think clearly and has difficulty paying attention to what is happening or what is being said. Clouding of consciousness may occur in organic disease that affects the oxygenation and metabolism of the brain, as well as in psychogenic disorders.

cloud·ing of con·scious·ness

a state in which the patient's mental state is clouded and thus not fully in contact with the environment.

cloud·ing of con·scious·ness

(klowding konshŭs-nĕs)
Psychological state in which the patient's mental state is muddled and thus not fully in contact with the environment.
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In conclusion, PRES should be considered in the differential diagnosis of acute encephalopathy in patients who present with new-onset seizures, systemic hypertension, and clouding of consciousness. The clinical findings, underlying disease, history of drug use, and brain imaging should be evaluated together, and it should be kept in mind that complete clinical recovery can be provided with early diagnosis and appropriate therapeutic approaches.
This patient presented with fever (up to 39 [degrees]C) for the last 3 days, projectile vomiting, headache, clouding of consciousness and progressive loss of vision in the right eye and limited outward gaze in the left eye which arised on the day of presentation.
An 18-year old male patient who was a synthetic cannabinoid "bonzai" addict was brought to our emergency department by his friends because of clouding of consciousness. On physical examination, the general status was found to be poor, his consciousness was cloudy, he had poor cooperation and orientation, his pupils were myotic, direct/indirect light reflexes were bilaterally normal and his Glaskow coma score was found to be 8.