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Emergence delirium (sometimes referred to as agitated emergence, emergence agitation, emergence excitement, or postanesthetic excitement) is a condition in which emergence from general anesthesia is accompanied by psychomotor agitation. Some see a relation to pavor nocturnus  while other see a relation to the excitement stage of anesthesia.
The overall incidence of emergence delirium is 5.3%, with a significantly greater incidence (12-13%) in children. The incidence of emergence delirium after halothane, isoflurane, sevoflurane or desflurane ranges from 2-55%.
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