Dopaminergic Positron Emission Tomography Study on AmyotrophicLateral Sclerosis/ParkinsonismâÂÂDementia Complex in Kii, Japan

  title={Dopaminergic Positron Emission Tomography Study on AmyotrophicLateral Sclerosis/Parkinsonism{\~A}¢{\^A}{\^A}Dementia Complex in Kii, Japan},
  author={Y. Kokubo and K. Ishii and S. Morimoto and M. Mimuro and Ryogen Sasaki and S. Murayama and S. Kuzuhara},
  journal={Journal of Alzheimers Disease & Parkinsonism},
  • Y. Kokubo, K. Ishii, +4 authors S. Kuzuhara
  • Published 2017
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Alzheimers Disease & Parkinsonism
  • Background: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and parkinsonism-dementia complex in the Kii peninsula, Japan (Kii ALS/PDC) is an endemic and rare neurodegenerative disease. We conducted positron emission tomography (PET) study using C-11 CFT (2-b-carbomethoxy-3b-(4-fluorophenyl) tropane) and C-11 Raclopride for two patients with Kii ALS/PDC. Objective and methods: Patient #1 was 64 years old male having 12 years’ duration of the illness. Patient #2 was 68 years old female having 7 years’ duration of… CONTINUE READING
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