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What is Multi-Infarct Dementia?

What is Multi-Infarct Dementia?

  • Multi-Infarct Dementia: Dementia due to brain blood clots and strokes.
  • Multi-Infarct Dementia: dementia, due to significant cerebrovascular disease, with a stepwise deteriorating course and a 'patchy' distribution of neurologic deficits.
    Source - Diseases Database

Multi-Infarct Dementia is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Multi-Infarct Dementia, or a subtype of Multi-Infarct Dementia, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Multi-Infarct Dementia: Introduction

Types of Multi-Infarct Dementia:

Types of Multi-Infarct Dementia:

  • CADASIL (cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy) - genetic inherited form of MID.
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Broader types of Multi-Infarct Dementia:

How serious is Multi-Infarct Dementia?

Prognosis of Multi-Infarct Dementia: Poor.
Complications of Multi-Infarct Dementia: see complications of Multi-Infarct Dementia
Prognosis of Multi-Infarct Dementia: Prognosis for patients with MID is generally poor. Individuals with the disease may improve for short periods of time, then decline again. Early treatment and management of blood pressure may prevent further progression of the disorder. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Multi-Infarct Dementia Information Page: NINDS)

What causes Multi-Infarct Dementia?

Causes of Multi-Infarct Dementia: see causes of Multi-Infarct Dementia
Risk factors for Multi-Infarct Dementia: see risk factors for Multi-Infarct Dementia

What are the symptoms of Multi-Infarct Dementia?

Symptoms of Multi-Infarct Dementia: see symptoms of Multi-Infarct Dementia

Complications of Multi-Infarct Dementia: see complications of Multi-Infarct Dementia

Multi-Infarct Dementia: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Multi-Infarct Dementia.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Multi-Infarct Dementia.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Multi-Infarct Dementia: Neurologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Multi-Infarct Dementia.
Treatments for Multi-Infarct Dementia: see treatments for Multi-Infarct Dementia
Research for Multi-Infarct Dementia: see research for Multi-Infarct Dementia

Organs Affected by Multi-Infarct Dementia:

Organs and body systems related to Multi-Infarct Dementia include:

Name and Aliases of Multi-Infarct Dementia

Main name of condition: Multi-Infarct Dementia

Other names or spellings for Multi-Infarct Dementia:

Multi infarct Disease, MID

Vascular dementia Source - Diseases Database

Binswanger's disease, Binswanger's disease, Dementia multi-infarct
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Multi-Infarct Dementia: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Multi-Infarct Dementia:


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