Clues to Causes of Altered Mental Status
|DPT||Dehydration, poisoning, trauma|
|OPV||Occult trauma, postictal or postanoxia, ventriculoperitoneal shunt|
|HIB||Hypoxia or hyperthermia, intussusception, brain masses|
|MMR||Meningitis or encephalitis, metabolic, Reye’s syndrome + other rarities|
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