Infectious Causes of Rapidly Progressive Dementia
30 September 2011 (online)
Infections represent an uncommon but important to recognize cause of rapidly progressive dementia, as diagnosis and treatment may produce a favorable outcome in selected instances. This article reviews infectious causes of rapidly progressive dementia, including selected viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites, and prion diseases. Epidemiology, clinical manifestations, imaging characteristics, laboratory diagnosis, and treatment options are discussed.
Rapidly progressive dementia - infection