The EEG in progressive dialysis encephalopathy: the EEG in diagnosing and screening for PDE. (Part. I)

Ital J Neurol Sci. 1984 Dec;5(4):369-73. doi: 10.1007/BF02042618.


An EEG study was carried out on 50 patients undergoing chronic dialysis, 5 of whom had progressive dialysis encephalopathy (PDE), with the aim of confirming the reliability of EEG for diagnosing PDE and detecting patients at risk reported in previous papers. The outcome of the study confirms the high sensitivity of EEG for these purposes.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aluminum / blood
  • Brain Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Brain Diseases / etiology
  • Brain Diseases / prevention & control
  • Electroencephalography*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mass Screening
  • Middle Aged
  • Renal Dialysis / adverse effects*


  • Aluminum