• Nitrous oxide (N20) abuse has been associated with myeloneuropathy, but significant mental status changes rarely have been described. We treated a patient in whom a subacute delirium developed after heavy N20 abuse; symptoms slowly cleared over three weeks after removal of the neurotoxln.
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