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2,351 Possible Causes for Dementia, Paresthesia

  • Chronic Alcoholism

    People suffering from alcoholic neuropathy may feel burning and tingling sensations in their feet, which may persist or may last from a few months to a few years.[foundationforpn.org] The concept of "structural plasticity" has emerged as a potential mechanism in neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases such as drug abuse, depression, and dementia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] NUTRITIONAL – of course, can lead to Thiamine deficiency -- Wernicke/Korsakoff -- Dry and Wet Beriberi, Niacin deficiency -- Pellagra (diarrhea, dementia, dermatitis), Folate[errolozdalga.com]

  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency

    ., paresthesia, peripheral neuropathy, spinal cord degeneration), Psychiatric symptoms (irritability, personality change, depression), Cardiovascular problems (e.g., myocardial[kidsnewtocanada.ca] A clinical diagnosis of dementia with delirium was made.[doi.org] Baron, Case 5-2019: A 48-Year-Old Woman with Delusional Thinking and Paresthesia of the Right Hand, New England Journal of Medicine, 10.1056/NEJMcpc1807495, 380, 7, (665-674[doi.org]

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

    The characteristics and severity of pain were as follows: constant tingling and pricking sensation without allodynia or hyperalgesia (Visual Analogue Scale score: 3 4).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] We report the clinical, neuroimaging, and neuropathologic characteristics of 2 patients who developed early onset dementia after a moderate-severe traumatic brain injury ([ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] injury, 44 manifested as intense headaches that may follow or accompany the onset of posterior cerebral circulation aura, such as visual impairment, ataxia, dysarthria, paresthesias[doi.org]

  • Stroke

    Doctors may refer to the tingling sensations as paresthesia. Here we look at possible causes, diagnosis, and treatment options.[medicalnewstoday.com] Stroke is a strong, independent, and potentially modifiable risk factor for all-cause dementia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] We increase understanding of the causes of cerebrovascular disease and improve the prevention of stroke and vascular dementia in routine clinical practice.[ndcn.ox.ac.uk]

  • Pernicious Anemia

    The most common of these are paresthesias, weakness, clumsiness, and an unsteady gait.[web.archive.org] […] presentation mimicking a dementia of depression.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] We describe a case of a young black woman with gradually progressive lower extremity paresthesias, weakness, and ataxia as the primary presenting symptoms of pernicious anemia[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

    In 1994, his 46-year-old wife noted motor weakness with paresthesia in the lower limbs.[dx.doi.org] These syndromes range from frontotemporal dementia to behavioral or cognitive syndromes.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The type of block generally used is based on the size of the muscle groups involved, risk of paresthesias with phenol injections, cost, and physician preference.[emedicine.com]

  • Subacute Combined Degeneration of Spinal Cord

    Most patients initially perceive tingling sensations or numbness in their limbs, most often in their legs.[symptoma.com] Discussion: Neurological manifestations of B12 deficiency include subacute combined degeneration (SCD), polyneuropathy, dementia, and optic nerve involvement.[shmabstracts.com] Mental changes range from mild forgetfulness to severe dementia or psychosis. Severe dementia is uncommon, but in some cases, it is the first symptom of the disorder.[nlm.nih.gov]

  • Fabry Disease

    Pain is a common early symptom of FD (chronic pain characterized by burning and tingling paresthesia and occasional episodic crises characterized by agonizing burning pain[orpha.net] Multi-infarct dementia can ensue, although MRI T2 hyperintensities in the white matter of the frontal and parietal lobes can be seen in asymptomatic patients.[radiopaedia.org] Clinical manifestations in classically affected hemizygotes who have no detectable α-galactosidase A activity include the onset during childhood or adolescence of pain and paresthesias[ommbid.mhmedical.com]

  • Multiple Sclerosis

    The patient presented with progressive decrease of visual acuity, intermittent diplopia, paresthesia of the left arm and equilibrium disturbances.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] instrumental activities of daily living (TIADLs) have been useful to bridge between cognitive testing and real-world functioning in disorders such as Alzheimer's disease and other dementias[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A 35-year-old pregnant woman was admitted with acute onset of paresthesias and word finding difficulty. Initial MRI scan of the brain was suggestive of ischaemic event.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Amyloidosis

    She received molecular diagnosis at age 24 and presented at age 26 with paresthesias of the lower limbs and bowel dysfunction.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A series of 340 carriers of the TTRVal30Met mutation (180 symptomatic and 160 asymptomatic) underwent a neuropsychological assessment, which included the Dementia Rating Scale[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Weakness, fatigue, weight loss, edema, paresthesias, light-headedness or syncope, dyspnea, purpura or bleeding, or change in the voice are the most common symptoms.[circ.ahajournals.org]

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