Signs of rapidly progressive dementia in a case of intravascular lymphomatosis

R. Albrecht, B. Krebs, E. Reusche, M. Nagel, R. Lencer, H. A. Kretzschmar*

*Corresponding author for this work
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Intravascular lymphomatosis (IVL), a rare type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, is an uncommon cause of progressive dementia, usually followed by death within a few months of onset of clinical disease. Often this aggressive tumor is only diagnosed at autopsy, because of misleading clinical features mimicking a broad spectrum of syndromes and the absence of circulating lympoma cells in the blood, bone marrow or cerebrospinal fluid in many cases. Here we present IVL in a 78-year-old woman with findings leading to the clinical diagnosis of vascular dementia with sudden beginning and positive 14-3-3 protein in the CSF, commonly reported in Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD).

Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)232-235
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 08.2005

Research Areas and Centers

  • Academic Focus: Center for Brain, Behavior and Metabolism (CBBM)


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