An unusual cause of altered mental status in elderly - Acute cerebellitis: A case report and review

Priyank Patel, Supratik Rayamajhi, Hemasri Tokala, Heather Laird-Fick

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Abstract

Acute cerebellitis is a rare diagnosis found mostly in the pediatric population. The etiology, in most instances, is unknown. We describe the case of a 61-year-old woman who presented with acute mental status changes, signs of cerebellar dysfunction, and MRI findings of acute cerebellitis. A brief review of the existing literature and comparison of our case with previous reports are also presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number653925
JournalCase Reports in Medicine
Volume2013
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

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