A case of hypertension with dementia: Common but underdiagnosed

J Family Med Prim Care. Mar-Apr 2018;7(2):447-450. doi: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_312_17.

Abstract

We report a case of a 55-year-old known hypertensive female who presented with features suggestive of dementia, which, on further workup unveiled background dyslipidemia and type 2 diabetes mellitus. An magnetic resonance imaging of the brain revealed findings suggestive of Binswanger's disease. This is a discussion of this unusual disease and its presentation and the differentials of this presentation which may be encountered in general clinical practice.

Keywords: Binswanger's disease; blood pressure; memory loss; neurology; subcortical dementia.

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  • Case Reports