David González Muñoz

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Familial parkinsonism and dementia with cortical and subcortical Lewy bodies is uncommon, and no genetic defect has been reported in the previously described sibships. We present a Spanish family with autosomal dominant parkinsonism, dementia, and visual hallucinations of variable severity. The postmortem examination showed atrophy of the substantia nigra,(More)
The aim of this study was to improve the neuropathologic recognition and provide criteria for the pathological diagnosis in the neurodegenerative diseases grouped as frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD); revised criteria are proposed. Recent advances in molecular genetics, biochemistry, and neuropathology of FTLD prompted the Midwest Consortium for(More)
This is a clinicopathologic study of a prospective, clinic-based cohort of patients with frontotemporal dementia (FTD)/Pick complex, who were followed to autopsy. A total of 60 patients with the clinical syndromes of the behavioural variant of FTD (FTD-bv) (n = 32), primary progressive aphasia (PPA) (n = 22), corticobasal degeneration syndrome (CBDS) (n =(More)
Eight patients with a homogeneous syndrome of progressive symmetric spinobulbar spasticity were studied. Clinical features were limited to those associated with dysfunction of the descending motor tracts and included spastic quadriparesis, pseudobulbar affect, spastic dysarthria, hyper-reflexia and bilateral Babinski signs. Lower motor neuron findings were(More)
Basophilic Inclusion Body Disease (BIBD) is a tau-negative form of frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD), characterized by neuronal cytoplasmic inclusions (NCI) that are visible on hematoxylin and eosin stain (HE), contain RNA, and are inconsistently ubiquitin-immunoreactive (ir). The normal nuclear expression of TDP-43 is not altered. Here we(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the association of polymorphisms in the tau gene with pathologically confirmed corticobasal degeneration (CBD). BACKGROUND The authors previously described an extended tau haplotype (H1) that covers the human tau gene and is associated with the development of progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP). The authors now extend this analysis(More)
Accumulation of the DNA/RNA binding protein fused in sarcoma as cytoplasmic inclusions in neurons and glial cells is the pathological hallmark of all patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis with mutations in FUS as well as in several subtypes of frontotemporal lobar degeneration, which are not associated with FUS mutations. The mechanisms leading to(More)
OBJECTIVE To provide evidence for the hypothesis that the corticobasal degeneration syndrome (CBDs) overlaps significantly with primary progressive aphasia and frontotemporal dementia, and that CBDs is part of the Pick complex. BACKGROUND Corticobasal degeneration has been mainly described as a movement disorder, but cognitive impairment is also(More)
Most cases of frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD) are characterized by abnormal intracellular accumulation of either tau or TDP-43 protein. However, in ~10% of cases, composed of a heterogenous collection of uncommon disorders, the molecular basis remains to be uncertain. We recently discovered that the pathological changes in several(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the clinical features, neuropathology, and genetic studies in a family with autosomal dominant frontotemporal dementia (FTD). BACKGROUND Clinical Pick's disease, or FTD with parkinsonism, has been described in several families linked to chromosome 17 (FTDP-17). Most of these have shown tau protein mutations. The clinical and(More)