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Frontotemporal Dementia and Related Syndromes

Mario F. Mendez, Harry V. Vinters and Jeffrey L. Cummings

in Clinical Neurology of Aging

Third edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780195369298
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199323012 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195369298.003.0017
Frontotemporal Dementia and Related Syndromes

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Chapter 17 discusses the three main frontotemporal dementia (FTD) syndromes—the behavioral variant (bvFTD), which comprises over half of patients, and the language-predominant syndromes of progressive non-fluent aphasia (PNFA) and semantic dementia (SD), with a focus on the pathology and pathophysiology, genetic contribution, clinical presentations, diagnosis, treatment, natural progression of the disease, and future directions.

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Subjects: Neurology

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