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Musculoskeletal symptoms are common with many infections, including malaria, syphilis, rheumatic fever, influenza, variola, vaccinia, gonorrhea, mumps, and tuberculosis. With some injuries and diseases, the inflammation may never go away or may cause permanent damage. Disease and injury can also cause brain damage. Common causes of memory loss include stroke, head trauma, epileptic seizures, brain infections such as herpes encephalitis, and Alzheimer’s disease. Less common causes include cerebral malaria, which often results in damage to the sub- The Health of Older Men in the Past 29 cortical white matter and the fronto-temporal areas of the neocortex, leading to depression, poor memory, personality change, and irritability and violence (Varney et al.
Common causes of memory loss include stroke, head trauma, epileptic seizures, brain infections such as herpes encephalitis, and Alzheimer’s disease. Less common causes include cerebral malaria, which often results in damage to the sub- The Health of Older Men in the Past 29 cortical white matter and the fronto-temporal areas of the neocortex, leading to depression, poor memory, personality change, and irritability and violence (Varney et al. 1997). Typhoid fever is accompanied by delirium, hallucinations, fluctuating moods, confusion, attention deficit disorder, and encephalitis (in rare cases) Ali et al.
Although clinicians’ reports document steady improvements in health since the 1970s (Waidmann, Bound, and Schoenbaum 1995), self-reported health declined during the 1970s and 1980s (Freedman and Martin 2000; Chirikos 1986; Colvez and Blanchet 1981; Crimmins 1990; Verbrugge 1984), suggesting either that health awareness has increased or that disability has fallen since the 1980s because of declines in the debilitating eﬀects of chronic conditions. Nonetheless, the overall trend appears to be one of improving health.