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Are there any fatal illnesses/diseases that cause insanity or memory loss?

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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41 years experience
Yes: Huntington's chorea, parkinson's disease, alzheimer's disease, multi-infarct dementia, picks disease, and prion diseases such as creutzfeld jacobs disease or mad cow disease.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
There are many others. Syphilis is still very much with us. Whipple's is an often-overlooked illness that can involve the brain.
Dec 8, 2013
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Thanks for your input Dr. Friedlander. I would have never thought of Whipple's. I suppose here is where I get to mention HIV however.
Dec 8, 2013

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