C243 - Assessment of Rapidly Progressive Dementias II: Autoimmune Encephalopathies and Infections Presenting as Rapidly Progressive Dementia

Event Time: Friday April 28, 2017 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Topic(s): Aging, Dementia, Cognitive, and Behavioral Neurology
Director(s): Michael Geschwind MD, PhD
Description: Rapidly progressive dementia (RPD) can be challenging to diagnose. The differential diagnosis is broad and includes many potentially reversible conditions. As many RPD are treatable if treated early, quick diagnosis is important. Through presentation of common and challenging cases, faculty will review the differential diagnosis of RPD, the approach, and management strategies. This session will focus on infectious and autoimmune (mostly antibody-mediated) causes of RPD. This program complements C236: Assessment of Rapidly Progressive Dementias I: Overview, Prion Diseases and Neurodegenerative Rapidly Progressive Dementias, but covers independent topics.
Completion Message: Participants should be familiar with the differential diagnosis of infectious and non-prion neurodegenerative disease causes of RPD. They should understand the clinical presentation and be able to evaluate for the more common causes of RPD.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Medical Knowledge, Patient Care, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement, Professionalism, Systems-Based Practice

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