Dementia with Lewy bodies in an elderly Greek male due to alpha-synuclein gene mutation.

@article{Morfis2006DementiaWL,
  title={Dementia with Lewy bodies in an elderly Greek male due to alpha-synuclein gene mutation.},
  author={Litsa Morfis and Dennis John Cordato},
  journal={Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia},
  year={2006},
  volume={13 9},
  pages={942-4}
}
We report the case of an elderly man of Greek background who presented with progressive cognitive decline and motor parkinsonism on a background of a strong family history of Parkinson's disease. Associated symptoms included visual hallucinations, excessive daytime drowsiness, recurrent falls, orthostatic hypotension and urinary incontinence. His major clinical symptoms and signs fulfilled consensus criteria for a clinical diagnosis of dementia with Lewy bodies. An alpha-synuclein gene mutation… CONTINUE READING