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The HIV Dementia Scale

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with HIV disease for evidence of dementia using the HIV Dementia Scale of Power et al.

Specialty:

Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

Objective:

other testing, selection

ICD-10:

F02.4

Description:

The HIV Dementia Scale (HDS) can be used to screen a patient with HIV disease for evidence of dementia. This can help identify a patient who should have a more complete neurologic examination. The authors are from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

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