Rapidly Progressive Dementia and its Mimics

Amy May Lin Quek, Andrew Mckeon

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A patient with rapidly progressive dementia (RPD) requires a detailed and expedited evaluation, in particular to evaluate for treatable causes. While Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a common cause, many patients with potentially treatable disorders are misdiagnosed with this disease. The increasing recognition of autoimmune CNS disorders as a treatable cause of RPD has been facilitated by the availability of neural-specific autoantibody markers such as potassium channel complex and NMDA receptor antibodies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDementia
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781118656082
ISBN (Print)9780470674246
StatePublished - Oct 28 2013


  • Autoimmune
  • Degenerative
  • Dementia
  • Inflammatory
  • Lymphoma
  • Paraneoplastic
  • Progressive
  • Rapidly
  • Reversible
  • Vasculitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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