Frequency and clinicopathological characteristics of alcoholic cerebellar degeneration in Japan: a cross-sectional study of 1,509 postmortems

@article{Yokota2006FrequencyAC,
  title={Frequency and clinicopathological characteristics of alcoholic cerebellar degeneration in Japan: a cross-sectional study of 1,509 postmortems},
  author={Osamu Yokota and Kuniaki Tsuchiya and Seishi Terada and Kenichi Oshima and Hideki Ishizu and Masaaki Matsushita and Shigetoshi Kuroda and Haruhiko Akiyama},
  journal={Acta Neuropathologica},
  year={2006},
  volume={112},
  pages={43-51}
}
Alcoholic cerebellar degeneration (ACD) is a pivotal neurological complication in alcoholics. However, although there are a few autopsy reports and some data on its frequency, it is considered very rare in Japan. The aims of this study were (1) to estimate the frequency of the disease in Japanese autopsy cases, and (2) to examine the clinicopathological features of symptomatic and asymptomatic cases of ACD. We reviewed the records of 1,509 Japanese autopsies obtained from three autopsy series… CONTINUE READING
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