It has been recognized that AIDS can present initially as dementia without other neurological or clinical manifestations. In addition, HIV-contaminated blood transfusions in the elderly seem to be underreported. Because of these findings, dementia in the elderly may be misdiagnosed as Alzheimer's disease or other causes of senile dementia. This paper reports on one patient who presented with a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and was later found to have AIDS.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of the American Geriatrics Society|
|State||Published - Feb 1988|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geriatrics and Gerontology