Takashi Haraguchi

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"Diffuse neurofibrillary tangles with calcification "(DNTC) is a rare form of slowly progressive dementia characterized by temporal or fronto-temporal atrophy with neuronal loss and astrocytosis, neurofibrillary tangles and Fahr-type calcification, but no senile plaques in the cerebral cortex. In patients with DNTC, we detected a novel histopathological(More)
BACKGROUND Mutations in the SOD1 gene are responsible for approximately 25% of all familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) cases. However, the correlation between the clinical and pathological features and the various SOD1 gene mutations has not been well characterized. OBJECTIVES To screen the SOD1 gene in search of potential mutations and to obtain(More)
Diffuse neurofibrillary tangles with calcification (DNTC) represents a primary and sporadic presenile dementia that is characterized by temporal or fronto-temporal atrophy with diffuse neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs), neuropil threads and Fahr-type calcification without senile plaques. We examined the tau pathology in five autopsy cases of DNTC by(More)
Diffuse neurofibrillary tangles with calcification (DNTC) is a form of presenile dementia, characterized pathologically by fronto-temporal atrophy with neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs), neuropil threads and Fahr-type calcification, in which no senile plaques are observed. As already noted, chronic exposure to lead (Pb) might be one of the etiological factors(More)
We report an autopsy case of progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) that clinically showed only slowly progressive and symmetric upper motor neuron syndrome over a disease course of 12 years. A female patient initially exhibited dysarthria at the age of 65, followed by gait disturbance and dysphagia. Neurological examination at age 67 disclosed pseudobulbar(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was the development of the quality of life (QOL) questionnaire for dementia (QOL-D) in Japan. METHODS We performed a questionnaire survey of QOL assessment in elderly patients with dementia in Japan, and developed QOL-D. RESULTS The final version consists of only 31 items grouped into six response sets, each with its(More)
An autopsied case of postencephalitic parkinsonism of von Economo type with a 71-year duration is reported. Several cases of postencephalitic parkinsonism of von Economo type have been reported in Japan but this is the first reported case from western Japan. The patient was a Japanese man who was 74 years of age at the time of death. He developed(More)
To evaluate glial lesions in cases of dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), we studied the brains of four patients with DLB. Astrocytic star-like inclusions, which resembled tufted astrocytic fibrillary tangles in shape, were found in the cortex of two of these cases. In addition, coiled bodies were found in the white matter of the cerebrum in two cases. The(More)
Many reports have described loss of neurons in the substantia nigra in Pick's disease (PiD). In those reports, however, "Pick's disease" includes PiD without Pick bodies (PB), and there is only limited data available on regional nigral pathology in PiD with PB. To elucidate the pathological changes of the substantia nigra in PiD with PB, we examined five(More)
Diffuse neurofibrillary tangles with calcification (DNTC) is a form of slowly progressive dementia in which no senile plaques are observed. The calcification is one of the most characteristic features of DNTC. We examined the elemental content of certain mineral deposits (lead, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, iron, copper and zinc) in the calcified and(More)