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Anaemia is an independent, commonly under-recognised risk factor for delirium. Prompt management of anaemia and its underlying aetiology could result in recovery from delirium and associated psychotic manifestations. We report this unprecedented case of complete recovery from delirium and challenging behaviour, following treatment of autoimmune haemolytic anaemia with rituximab.

Original publication

DOI

10.1136/bcr-2015-213533

Type

Journal article

Journal

BMJ case reports

Publication Date

02/02/2016

Volume

2016

Addresses

Older Person's Unit, St Thomas Hospital, Guy's and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.

Keywords

Humans, Delirium, Anemia, Hemolytic, Autoimmune, Immunologic Factors, Treatment Outcome, Aged, 80 and over, Male, Off-Label Use, Rituximab