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A Case Report of Delirium and Cognitive Decline Caused by Traumatic Subarachnoid Hemorrhage in Soeumin Alzheimer Patient

  • Journal of Sasang Constitutional Medicine
  • Abbr : J Sasang Constitut Med
  • 2019, 31(4), pp.57-64
  • DOI : 10.7730/JSCM.2019.31.4.57
  • Publisher : The Society Of Sasang Constitutional Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine
  • Received : December 9, 2019
  • Accepted : December 20, 2019
  • Published : December 31, 2019

Gyung-Hun Park 1 Kim Jong Won 2 JEON SOO HYUNG 2

1동의병원
2동의대학교

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ABSTRACT

Objectives This study is to investigate the effect of sasang constitutional medicine on the delirium and cognitive decline caused by traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage in a soeumin alzheimer patient Methods We have treated a 79-year-old Soeumin patient mainly with Doksampalmul-tang. She was already suffering from Alzheimer's disease. After traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage, there were symptoms of delirium and cognitive decline. The degree of improvement was checked by K-MMSE and K-MOCA scores. Results The K-MMSE score improved from 0 to 11 and the K-MOCA score from 0 to 3. Conclusions Sasang constitutional medicine has been effective in the treatment of delirium and cognitive decline caused by traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage.

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