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Neurol Clin. 2007 Aug;25(3):783-807, vii.

Rapidly progressive dementia.

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Department of Neurology, Memory & Aging Center, University of California, San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA. mgeschwind@memory.ucsf.edu

Abstract

Rapidly progressive dementias (RPDs) are neurologic conditions that develop subacutely over weeks to months or, rarely, acutely over days. In contrast to most dementing conditions that take years to progress to death, RPD quickly can be fatal. It is critical to evaluate patients who have RPD without delay, usually in a hospital setting, as they may have a treatable condition. This review discusses a differential diagnostic approach to RPD, emphasizing neurodegenerative, toxic and metabolic, infectious, autoimmune, neoplastic, and other conditions to consider.

PMID:
17659190
PMCID:
PMC2706263
DOI:
10.1016/j.ncl.2007.04.001
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