A case of nicotine withdrawal delirium

Ram Jeevan Bishnoi, Muhammad Rais Baig, Frederick William Brown

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Abstract

Nicotine withdrawal is not a well recognized cause of delirium. A few published cases are on post-operative, terminally ill cancer or neuro-intensive care unit patients. Because of the high incidence of morbidity and mortality of delirium it is important to identify and treat delirium promptly and effectively. We report a case of delirium after sudden cessation of smoking in a heavy smoker, with schizophrenia, hospitalized for stabilization of psychiatric illness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)320-321
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Volume65
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Delirium
  • Nicotine
  • Withdrawals

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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