Alcohol and Toxin-related Dementias

Sachio Matsushita and Masaru Mimura

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:
Alcohol and Toxin-related Dementias

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Chapter 20 discusses mainly the alcohol and toxin-related dementias, including alcohol-related dementia (ARD), and neuropathology entities related to toxin exposure is toxic leukoencephalopathy, which is a structural alteration of cerebral white matter wherein the myelin sheath suffers the most severe damage. Toxic leukoencephalopathy may be caused by exposure to a wide variety of agents, drugs of abuse, and environmental toxins.

Chapter.  4813 words. 

Subjects: Neurology

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