Accuracy of the clinical diagnoses of Lewy body disease, Parkinson disease, and dementia with Lewy bodies: a clinicopathologic study.

@article{Litvan1998AccuracyOT,
  title={Accuracy of the clinical diagnoses of Lewy body disease, Parkinson disease, and dementia with Lewy bodies: a clinicopathologic study.},
  author={Irene Litvan and Alan Macintyre and Christopher G{\"o}tz and Gregor Karl Wenning and Kurt Jellinger and Marc Verny and John J. Bartko and Joseph Jankovic and Ann Mckee and Jean-Philippe Brandel and Kallol Ray Chaudhuri and Eugene C. Lai and Luis D'Olhaberriague and Ronald K. B. Pearce and Yves Agid},
  journal={Archives of neurology},
  year={1998},
  volume={55 7},
  pages={969-78}
}
BACKGROUND Whether Parkinson disease (PD) and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) represent 2 distinct nosologic entities or are diverse phenotypes of Lewy body disease is subject to debate. OBJECTIVES To determine the accuracy of the diagnoses of Lewy body disease, PD, and DLB by validating the clinical diagnoses of 6 neurologists with the neuropathologic findings and to identify early predictors of the diagnoses. METHODS Six raters who were unaware of the neuropathologic diagnoses analyzed… CONTINUE READING