Journal of Neurology

, Volume 240, Issue 6, pp 333–335 | Cite as

Reversibility of dementia in hypothyroidism

  • Martin Haupt
  • Alexander Kurz
Original Communications

Abstract

The response to hormone treatment in two patients with dementia due to hypothyroidism was studied prospectively.

Key words

Dementia Hypothyroidism Reversibility 

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© Springer-Verlag 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Haupt
    • 1
  • Alexander Kurz
    • 1
  1. 1.Psychiatrische KlinikTechnische Universität MünchenMünchen 80Germany

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