[Diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease in Brazil: diagnostic criteria and auxiliary tests. Recommendations of the Scientific Department of Cognitive Neurology and Aging of the Brazilian Academy of Neurology].

@article{Nitrini2005DiagnosisOA,
  title={[Diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease in Brazil: diagnostic criteria and auxiliary tests. Recommendations of the Scientific Department of Cognitive Neurology and Aging of the Brazilian Academy of Neurology].},
  author={Ricardo Nitrini and Paulo Caramelli and C{\'a}ssio Machado de Campos Bottino and Benito Pereira Damasceno and S{\^o}nia Maria Dozzi Brucki and Renato Anghinah},
  journal={Arquivos de neuro-psiquiatria},
  year={2005},
  volume={63 3A},
  pages={713-9}
}
This panel had the objective of recommending evidence-based guidelines for the clinical diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD) in Brazil. Guidelines from other countries and papers on the diagnosis of AD in Brazil were systematically evaluated in a thorough research of PUBMED and LILACS databases. The panel concluded that dementia diagnosis should be based on the DSM criteria and AD diagnosis, on the McKhann et al. criteria (NINCDS-ADRDA). The recommended auxiliary tests are: blood cell count… CONTINUE READING
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