AIDS as a cause of dementia in the elderly.

P. G. Weiler, Dan M Mungas, S. Pomerantz

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)139-141
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Geriatrics Society
Volume36
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1988
Externally publishedYes

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Dementia
Alzheimer Disease
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Diagnostic Errors
Blood Transfusion
HIV

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AIDS as a cause of dementia in the elderly. / Weiler, P. G.; Mungas, Dan M; Pomerantz, S.

In: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Vol. 36, No. 2, 02.1988, p. 139-141.

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Weiler, PG, Mungas, DM & Pomerantz, S 1988, 'AIDS as a cause of dementia in the elderly.', Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, vol. 36, no. 2, pp. 139-141.
Weiler, P. G. ; Mungas, Dan M ; Pomerantz, S. / AIDS as a cause of dementia in the elderly. In: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 1988 ; Vol. 36, No. 2. pp. 139-141.
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