The evaluation of rapidly progressive dementia.

@article{Rosenbloom2011TheEO,
  title={The evaluation of rapidly progressive dementia.},
  author={Michael Henry Rosenbloom and Alireza Atri},
  journal={The neurologist},
  year={2011},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={
          67-74
        }
}
BACKGROUND Rapidly progressive dementia (RPD) is a unique set of disorders resulting in cognitive, behavioral, and motor decline within 2 years. A variety of etiologies may contribute to RPD including neurodegenerative, inflammatory, infectious, and toxic-metabolic conditions. Jakob-Creutzfeldt disease (CJD) is frequently the most concerning diagnosis on the differential. The challenge for the neurologist is distinguishing prion disease from reversible processes that result in dementia… CONTINUE READING
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