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Behavioural Neurology - Volume 6 1993, Issue 3, Pages 165-166

Case Report

Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Zürich, Switzerland

Department of Neurology, University Hospital Zürich, Switzerland

Neurologische Klinik, Universitätsspital, CH-8091 Zürich, Switzerland

Received 12 July 1993; Accepted 8 August 1993

Copyright © 1993 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Although hyperviscosity syndrome may lead to cerebral hypoxia and produce some degree of dementia, this condition is rarely recognized. We report a patient in whom moderate dementia was the only manifestation of a hyperviscosity syndrome due to an IgG-κ myeloma. Dementia dramatically improved following plasmapheresis.

Autor: I. Guldenschuh, R. Schiess, E. Jacky, J. Burger, and T. Landis



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