Hachinski's ischemic score and the diagnosis of vascular dementia: A review

@article{Pantoni2006HachinskisIS,
  title={Hachinski's ischemic score and the diagnosis of vascular dementia: A review},
  author={Leonardo Pantoni and Domenico Inzitari},
  journal={The Italian Journal of Neurological Sciences},
  year={2006},
  volume={14},
  pages={539-546}
}
The Hachinski ischemic score (HIS) scale is a simple clinical tool proposed and currently used for differentiating types of dementia (primary degenerative, vascular or multi-infarct, mixed type). Criteria for rating the items of the HIS were never given, or inter-observer reliability in applying it has never been tested. However, the studies which estimated the validity of this scale in predicting the true diagnosis (clinical/CT or neuropathological definition) demonstrated acceptable… 
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