Cerebral Whipple's disease as a cause of reversible dementia

T. Rossi, R. Haghighipour, M. Haghighi, S. Paolini, O. Scarpino

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We describe a case of reversible dementia caused by Tropheryma whippelii (TW). Diagnosis was confirmed by a positive polymerase chain reaction for this pathogen both on serum and cerebrospinal fluid. Specific antibiotic therapy resulted in distinct clinical and neuroradiological improvement. Control polymerase chain reaction for T. whippelii on serum and cerebrospinal fluid was negative.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)258-261
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2005


  • Dementia
  • Psychometrics
  • Treatment
  • Whipple's disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery
  • Neurology


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