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Vol 45, No 5 (2011)
OPIS PRZYPADKU
Submitted: 2010-11-16
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Central nervous system tuberculosis masquerading as primary dementia: a case report

Nitin K. Sethi, Prahlad K. Sethi, Josh Torgovnick, Edward Arsura
DOI: 10.1016/S0028-3843(14)60321-2
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Neurol Neurochir Pol 2011;45(5):510-513.

open access

Vol 45, No 5 (2011)
OPIS PRZYPADKU
Submitted: 2010-11-16

Abstract

Primary dementias are the most common cause of memory impairment in patients above the age of 60. Hypothyroidism, depression, vitamin B12 deficiency and infectious diseases such as syphilis at times may present with memory impairment mimicking primary dementias in their clinical presentation. We present here a 64-year-old female who presented with complaints of forgetfulness, confusion, memory loss and impaired concentration for the past 3 months. Neuroimaging and computed tomography of the chest were suggestive of active tuberculosis. Anti-tubercular therapy led to resolution of enhancing lesions in the brain and abatement of memo ry deficits.

Abstract

Primary dementias are the most common cause of memory impairment in patients above the age of 60. Hypothyroidism, depression, vitamin B12 deficiency and infectious diseases such as syphilis at times may present with memory impairment mimicking primary dementias in their clinical presentation. We present here a 64-year-old female who presented with complaints of forgetfulness, confusion, memory loss and impaired concentration for the past 3 months. Neuroimaging and computed tomography of the chest were suggestive of active tuberculosis. Anti-tubercular therapy led to resolution of enhancing lesions in the brain and abatement of memo ry deficits.

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Keywords

dementia, Alzheimer' s disease, infection, tuberculoma, CNS tuberculosis

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Title

Central nervous system tuberculosis masquerading as primary dementia: a case report

Journal

Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska

Issue

Vol 45, No 5 (2011)

Pages

510-513

DOI

10.1016/S0028-3843(14)60321-2

Bibliographic record

Neurol Neurochir Pol 2011;45(5):510-513.

Keywords

dementia
Alzheimer's disease
infection
tuberculoma
CNS tuberculosis

Authors

Nitin K. Sethi
Prahlad K. Sethi
Josh Torgovnick
Edward Arsura

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