n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - More about : neurological complications of HIV infection

Volume 24, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Extracted from text ... 524 CME September 2006 Vol.24 No.9 MoRE AbouT ? A history of prior stroke is an important risk factor for vascular dementia. Not only is the size and number of infarcts relevant, but also the location of even a single strategically placed lesion may be sufficient to cause dementia. The presence of prior ischaemic stroke on brain imaging has been associated with a nine-fold increase in the development of dementia. Vascular disease and Alzheimer's disease The prevalence and severity of dementia are increased in patients with cerebral infarcts compared with those without infarction. The two processes may share common risk ..

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