Head injury as a risk factor in Alzheimer's disease.

  title={Head injury as a risk factor in Alzheimer's disease.},
  author={D Xeno Rasmusson and Jason Brandt and Donald B. Martin and Marshal F. Folstein},
  journal={Brain injury},
  volume={9 3},
Several case-control studies have reported head injury to be more common among patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) than healthy elderly controls. The present study sought to determine whether milder head injury is also a risk factor for AD. Furthermore, it was hypothesized that head injury would be more common among AD patients without a genetic risk for the disease. History of head injury in 68 consecutive cases of probable or definite AD and 34 non-demented control subjects was ascertained… CONTINUE READING

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