[Delirium, a possible typical presentation of COVID-19 in the elderly]

Soins Gerontol. May-Jun 2021;26(149):10-15. doi: 10.1016/j.sger.2021.03.003. Epub 2021 Mar 23.
[Article in French]

Abstract

COVID-19 has hit the entire world since late 2019 and is starting to be medically better known. Its clinical presentation is atypical in the elderly. Acute confusion is a sometimes unrecognized warning sign. It is also an element of severity of COVID-19. This viral infection should be systematically investigated for any confusional syndrome in the elderly population.

Keywords: COVID-19; Covid-19; confusional syndrome; elderly; emergency; personne âgée; prevention; prévention; syndrome confusionnel; urgence.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • COVID-19*
  • Delirium*
  • Humans
  • SARS-CoV-2