Main infectious causes of dementia

What are the main infectious causes of dementia? 

  • Chronic meningitis of fungal (cryptococcus, histoplasma),
  • parasitic (neurocysticercosis, toxoplasma),
  • bacterial (tuberculosis, syphilis, Lyme disease),
  • viral (human immunodeficiency virus [HIV],
  • subacute sclerosing panencephalitis,
  • progressive multifocal encephalopathy,
  • as well as post herpes encephalitis), and
  • prion

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