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DEMENTIA TYPE-MULTI-INFARCT DEMENTIA

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DEMENTIA TYPE-MULTI-INFARCT DEMENTIA

1. Multi-infarct dementia is the term used for the chronic cognitive deficits that can occur in patients who have had several strokes.

2. The occurrence of dementia depends partly on the total volume of damaged cortex & is common with left hemisphere lesions.

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3. Multi-infarct dementias generally have prominent motor, reflex, visual, and gait abnormalities, but they typically do not involve difficulty in naming of objects, as associated with Alzheimer disease.

4. Abrupt onset with stepwise deterioration of mental function, with more prominent fluctuations of cognition.


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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