What contribution can the Hachinski Ischemic Scale make to the differential diagnosis between multi-infarct dementia and primary degenerative dementia?

@article{Graesel1990WhatCC,
  title={What contribution can the Hachinski Ischemic Scale make to the differential diagnosis between multi-infarct dementia and primary degenerative dementia?},
  author={Elmar Graesel and Sheila Cameron and Siegfried Lehrl},
  journal={Archives of gerontology and geriatrics},
  year={1990},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={63-75}
}
Five research studies in which clinical diagnoses using the Hachinski Ischemic Scale (HIS) underwent neuropathological verification were analysed. These studies reveal that the HIS differentiates between multi-infarct dementia (MID) and dementia of the Alzheimer type (DAT) with only limited accuracy. To some extent, there are considerable differences between the studies as regards the methodology and the patient population. However, there are indications that some items of the ischemic scale… CONTINUE READING