Frontotemporal dementia

  title={Frontotemporal dementia},
  author={D. Neary and J. Snowden and D. Mann},
  journal={The Lancet Neurology},
  • D. Neary, J. Snowden, D. Mann
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet Neurology
  • Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is a focal clinical syndrome characterised by profound changes in personality and social conduct and associated with circumscribed degeneration of the prefrontal and anterior temporal cortex. Onset is typically in the middle years of life and survival is about 8 years. The presence of microtubule-associated-protein-tau-based pathological features in some patients and the discovery, in some familial cases, of mutations in the tau gene links FTD to other forms of… CONTINUE READING
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