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Journal of Community Medicine & Health Education
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An unusual cause for acute confusion in police custody

Matthew Ralph Peel*
Department of Community Healthcare, Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust, England
*Corresponding Author: Matthew Ralph Peel, Advanced Clinical Practitioner, Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust, DipHE, BSc (Hons), Hunsworth, West Yorkshire, England, Tel: +44 7834518390, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Oct 14, 2020 / Accepted Date: Oct 28, 2020 / Published Date: Nov 05, 2020

Citation: Peel MR (2020) An Unusual Cause for Acute Confusion in Police Custody. J Community Med Health Educ 10: 697.

Copyright: © 2020 Peel MR. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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The case study outlines the case of a 57-year-old male who was arrested for drunk-driving after drinking several pints of lager. After several hours detained in police custody he became acutely confused. Clinical examination was unremarkable and there was no obvious cause for confusion. He was sent to the Emergency Department when he remained confused, had a generalised seizure and was found to be severely hyponatraemic. He was admitted to critical care for hypertonic saline and diagnosed with beer potomania.