Misdiagnosis of Multi-Infarct Dementia


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About misdiagnosis: When checking for a misdiagnosis of Multi-Infarct Dementia or confirming a diagnosis of Multi-Infarct Dementia, it is useful to consider what other medical conditions might be possible misdiagnoses or other alternative conditions relevant to diagnosis. These alternate diagnoses of Multi-Infarct Dementia may already have been considered by your doctor or may need to be considered as possible alternative diagnoses or candidates for misdiagnosis of Multi-Infarct Dementia. For a general overview of misdiagnosis issues for all diseases, see Overview of Misdiagnosis.

Alternative diagnoses list for Multi-Infarct Dementia: For a diagnosis of Multi-Infarct Dementia, the following list of conditions have been mentioned in sources as possible alternative diagnoses to consider during the diagnostic process for Multi-Infarct Dementia:

Multi-Infarct Dementia as an alternative diagnosis: The other diseases for which Multi-Infarct Dementia is listed as a possible alternative diagnosis in their lists include:

Discussion of diagnosis/misdiagnosis of Multi-Infarct Dementia: Alzheimer's disease and multi-infarct dementia can exist together, making it hard for the doctor to diagnose either one specifically. Scientists once thought that multi-infarct dementia and other types of vascular dementia caused most cases of irreversible mental impairment. They now believe that most older people with irreversible dementia have Alzheimer's disease. 1

Misdiagnosis cases for Multi-Infarct Dementia: No cases available yet.

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Forgetfulness It's Not Always What You Think - Age Page - Health Information: NIA

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