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Posterior Cortical Atrophy: A Rare Form of Dementia with in vivo Evidence of Amyloid-? Accumulation

Creator:

Journal of Alzheimer's Disease

Type: Report
Region: Republic of Ireland
Northern Ireland
Description:

Posterior cortical atrophy (PCA) is a rare form of degenerative dementia, which is characterized by progressive atrophy of occipital and parietal cortical areas. It usually manifests as increasing difficulties of visuoperceptive abilities. Later on, memory and other cognitive functions are involved. Various pathologies have been associated with clinical PCA presentation, but most of the patients with autopsy have had Alzheimer-type pathology. Thus, PCA has been considered to be a rare form of Alzheimer-type dementia with unusual pathological distribution. Here we describe a patient who had a typical clinical course for this syndrome and who showed a positive accumulation of amyloid-β in posterior areas studied with positron emission tomography.

Date:

26/11/2008

Rights: Public
Suggested citation:

Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. (2008) Posterior Cortical Atrophy: A Rare Form of Dementia with in vivo Evidence of Amyloid-? Accumulation [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/8878 [Accessed: 12th November 2019].

  

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