3 in 1: The Diagnostic Multiplicity in Clinical Practice

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Filipa S. Carvalho - Corresponding Author

Filipa S. Carvalho [filipacarvalho.fc@gmail.com]
Av. D. Afonso Henriques, nº 3960, 4760-283 Calendário, V.N. Famalicão, Portugal

Maria Liberal
Filipa Vale
Rui Guedes

Abstract

Elderly patients usually present with multiple comorbidities and polymedication, thus any health disturbance is always a source of serious concern.
As our population grows older it is very important to be familiar with how to deal with multiple diagnosis in our clinical practice.
Herpes simplex virus type 1 is the main pathogen causing encephalitis worldwide. In elderly patients, changes in consciousness status may correspond to a variety of underlying clinical conditions, therefore, differential diagnosis based on complementary diagnostic test results becomes essential for the correct approach to the patient in clinical practice.

Keywords: Aged; Encephalitis; Herpes Simplex; Polypharmacy

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Carvalho F, Liberal M, Vale F, Guedes R. 3 in 1: The Diagnostic Multiplicity in Clinical Practice. Gaz Med [Internet]. 2022 May 24 [cited 2022 Nov. 30];9(2):178-80. Available from: https://gazetamedica.pt/index.php/gazeta/article/view/526
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CLINICAL CASE

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