Operational criteria for senile dementia of Lewy body type (SDLT).

  title={Operational criteria for senile dementia of Lewy body type (SDLT).},
  author={Ian G. McKeith and Robert H. Perry and Andrew F Fairbairn and S Jabeen and Elaine K. Perry},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  volume={22 4},
Recent reports have suggested that brain stem and cortical Lewy body formation may identify a neurodegenerative disorder in elderly demented individuals which accounts for up to 20% of cases of senile dementia coming to autopsy. Retrospective analysis of case notes of 21 autopsy patients with neuropathologically proven senile dementia of Lewy body type (SDLT) and 37 cases with neuropathologically proven Alzheimer's disease (AD) identified a characteristic clinical syndrome in SDLT. Fluctuating… CONTINUE READING


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