Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA.
The differential diagnosis of acute psychosis includes delirium, dementia and primary psychiatric disorders. A comprehensive medical evaluation is crucial to make the proper diagnosis. We report the case of a healthy elderly man who presents with acute psychosis. We describe our diagnostic evaluation based on the patient’s history and physical examination, which identified Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Avoiding diagnostic error in patients who face such a rapidly progressive and catastrophic illness is paramount.
Uploaded by tkdterp8on Jul 3, 2008
WTHR from Indianpolis aired this documentary in the Fall of 2006. My brother was Zane Mingus.