Diagnostic Tests for Forgetfulness
Diagnostic Test list for Forgetfulness:
The list of diagnostic tests
mentioned in various sources as
used in the diagnosis of Forgetfulness
- Physical examination
- Neck stiffness may suggest meningitis or subarachnoid hemorrhage
- Full Neurological examination to look for focal neurological signs and papilledema
- Mini-mental state examination - if dementia is suspected test memory and cognitive function.
- Blood tests
- Full blood count and ESR
- Electrolytes, calcium, renal function tests
- Blood sugar level
- Liver function tests
- Thyroid function tests
- Blood cultures, if fever
- Syphilis and HIV testing, if appropriate
- Folic acid
- B12 assay for deficiency which may suggest Subacute combined degeneration of spinal cord which in the late stages can cause cognitive impairment, memory loss and confusion
- ANA antibody to detect lupus erythematosus
- Lead levels, if suspected lead poisoning
- Urine tests
- Urine microscopy and culture
- Urine drug screen
- Radiological investigations
- CT scan or MRI brain can detect many different causes of memory loss
- Spinal tap - may be required to diagnose multiple sclerosis, neurosyphilis, meningitis.
- EEG - may be helpful in demonstrating drug intoxication and epilepsy.
- IQ test
Conditions listing medical symptoms: Forgetfulness:
The following list of conditions
have 'Forgetfulness' or similar
listed as a symptom in our database.
This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete.
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of any symptom.
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Conditions listing medical complications: Forgetfulness:
The following list of medical conditions have 'Forgetfulness'
or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.
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