Familial aggregation in frontotemporal dementia.

@article{Stevens1998FamilialAI,
  title={Familial aggregation in frontotemporal dementia.},
  author={M Stevens and Cornelia M. van Duijn and Wouter Kamphorst and Peter de Knijff and Peter Heutink and Willem A van Gool and P. Scheltens and Rivka Ravid and Ben A. Oostra and Martinus F. Niermeijer and John C van Swieten},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={1998},
  volume={50 6},
  pages={
          1541-5
        }
}
OBJECTIVE AND BACKGROUND Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is a common, non-Alzheimer's dementia. Its familial occurrence has been reported, but the frequency of positive family history is unknown. METHODS We carried out a nationwide genetic-epidemiologic study of FTD in the Dutch population of 15 million people. The family history of dementia was analyzed in 74 FTD patients and 561 age- and gender-matched control subjects. RESULTS We found one or more first-degree relatives with dementia… CONTINUE READING

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