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Title: Human immunodeficiency virus infection, dementia and the older patient.
Austin Authors: Kernutt, G J;Price, A J;Judd, F K;Burrows, Graham D
Affiliation: Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, Victoria.
Issue Date: 1-Mar-1993
Publication information: The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry; 27(1): 9-19
Abstract: Australian statistics have shown that 10.9% of AIDS cases have occurred in the 50 years and over age group. To date little attention has been given to the many issues surrounding HIV infection in the older population, for example, the failure to consider HIV as an aetiological factor in the older person presenting with neuropsychiatric disorder and the potential for misdiagnosis of AIDS dementia complex as dementia of the Alzheimer type. This paper includes a discussion of the clinical features of the AIDS dementia complex, its resemblance to the syndrome of "subcortical dementia", and review of the literature reporting dementia as the presenting feature of HIV infection in older individuals.
Gov't Doc #: 8481175
Journal: The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: AIDS Dementia Complex.diagnosis.epidemiology.psychology
Alzheimer Disease.diagnosis.epidemiology.psychology
Diagnosis, Differential
HIV Seroprevalence.trends
Middle Aged
Risk Factors
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