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Misdiagnosis of Hidden Causes of Dementia

Underlying conditions list:

The list of possible underlying conditions mentioned in various sources for Dementia includes:

Dementia as a complication:

Other conditions that might have Dementia as a complication might be potential underlying conditions. The list of conditions listing Dementia as a complication includes:

Dementia as a symptom:

Conditions listing Dementia as a symptom may also be potential underlying conditions.

For a more detailed analysis of Dementia as a symptom, including causes, drug side effect causes, and drug interaction causes, please see our Symptom Center information for Dementia.

Discussion of underlying conditions of Dementia:


There are over 60 different causes of the dementia syndrome, with Alzheimer's disease being the most common. (Source: excerpt from DEMENTIA: NWHIC)


Dementia is a syndrome with over 60 causes. There are a number of causes with a direct genetic basis. For example, Huntington's disease, early onset familial Alzheimer's disease, trisomy 21 (Down syndrome), acute intermittent porphyris (a disorder which causes neurological symptoms), Wilson's disease (a hereditary disorder in which copper accumulates in tissues), mitochondrial encephalopathies, and several other causes of the dementia syndrome have a definite genetic origin. (Source: excerpt from DEMENTIA: NWHIC)

About underlying conditions:

With a diagnosis of Dementia, it is important to consider whether there is an underlying condition causing Dementia. These are other medical conditions that may possibly cause Dementia. For general information on this form of misdiagnosis, see Underlying Condition Misdiagnosis or Overview of Misdiagnosis.


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