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.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2005|
- Whipple's disease
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology