Dementia with lewy bodies: molecular pathogenesis and implications for classification.

@article{Cummings2004DementiaWL,
  title={Dementia with lewy bodies: molecular pathogenesis and implications for classification.},
  author={Jeffrey L. Cummings},
  journal={Journal of geriatric psychiatry and neurology},
  year={2004},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={
          112-9
        }
}
Dementia with Lewy bodies results from the accumulation from Lewy-type pathology (Lewy bodies, Lewy neurites), secondary cellular injury, and apoptotic neurodegeneration. The severity of dementia correlates with the abundance of Lewy bodies in the cortex. Dementia with Lewy bodies co-occurs with 2 specific syndromes, one beginning with dementia complicated by visual hallucinations and parkinsonism; the other beginning with Parkinson's disease and progressing to a parkinsonian-dementia syndrome… CONTINUE READING

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