Neuropathological criteria for the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease.


The definitive diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD) is made at autopsy by the presence of abundant neuritic plaques (NP) and neurofibrillary tangles (NFT) in the neocortex, entorhinal cortex, and hippocampus. The two criteria most frequently used by neuropathologists for the diagnosis of AD over the past 12 years are those described by Khachaturian and the… (More)

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