Clinical Case Report
'A terrible dream' - case of idiopathic pituitary insufficiency presenting as prolonged delirium in a rural hospital
Citation: McAulay-Powell CD, Friedman N. 'A terrible dream' - case of idiopathic pituitary insufficiency presenting as prolonged delirium in a rural hospital. Rural and Remote Health (Internet) 2013; 13: 2515. Available: http://www.rrh.org.au/articles/subviewnew.asp?ArticleID=2515 (Accessed 19 October 2017)
Context: A 75-year-old female presented to a rural hospital with prolonged delirium, and the diagnosis was idiopathic pituitary insufficiency.Key words: delirium, hypotension, idiopathic pituitary insufficiency, rural hospital, thyroid function.
Issue: Delirium is a common medical presentation but diagnostic pathways can be challenging in rural practice.
Lesson learned: Delirium can be reversible if a treatable aetiology is detected.
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