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The ICD-10 criteria for vascular dementia.
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PMID:  8087177     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The World Health Organization recently introduced the new ICD-10. Chapter V ('Mental and behavioural disorders including disorders of psychological development') contains operationalized diagnostic guidelines for the classification of psychiatric disorders, i.e. the term vascular dementia is clearly defined. Furthermore, the criteria of the ICD-10 allow a differentiation of vascular dementia into subtypes (vascular dementia of acute onset, multi-infarct dementia, subcortical vascular dementia, and mixed or unspecified types). The clinical feasibility of the ICD-10 criteria for subtypes of vascular dementia is proven in an investigation of 72 demented patients (75.0 +/- 8.3 years) showing vascular lesions of the computed tomography scan. Only 18 cases (25.0%) fulfill the ICD-10 criteria for vascular dementia. 61.1% of the cases could be sufficiently classified into subtypes. These results suggest that the ICD-10 criteria for vascular dementia are rather selective.
T Wetterling; R D Kanitz; K J Borgis
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dementia (Basel, Switzerland)     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1013-7424     ISO Abbreviation:  Dementia     Publication Date:    1994 May-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-10-20     Completed Date:  1994-10-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9010348     Medline TA:  Dementia     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  185-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychiatry, Medical University of Lübeck, FRG.
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MeSH Terms
Cerebrovascular Disorders / psychology
Cognition Disorders / diagnosis,  psychology
Dementia, Vascular / classification*,  diagnosis*,  etiology
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
World Health Organization

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