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Confusional state and cerebral infarcts.
  1. E. García-Albea
  1. Neurology Service, Hospital 'Primero de Octubre', Madrid, Spain.


    Thirteen patients with confusional state and cerebral infarction were studied. Seven patients had optic pathway alterations. On computed tomographic scan, 2 patients had multiple infarctions and 10 had single infarctions, predominantly located in the temporo-occipital associative cortex. One patient had a normal scan. Reduction of 'selective attention', 'release' hallucinations, amnesic syndrome and secondary individual adjustment could explain the confusional state.

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