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Other Causes of Dementia

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  • Vascular
    • 2nd most common cause of dementia in the elderly
      • 1st is Alzheimer's disease
    • result of multifocal infarctions
      • due to vasculitis, atherosclerosis, or hypertension
  • Infectious
    • neurosyphilis
    • HIV/AIDS
  • Metabolic
    • vitamin B12 deficiency
    • Wilson's disease
    • acute intermittent porphyria (AIP)


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