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Dementia with lewy bodies: A clinical overview

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© 2017 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) is now the preferred term (McKeith et al., 1996) for a variety of clinical diagnoses including diuse Lewy body disease (DLBD) (Kosaka et al., 1984; Dickson et al., 1987; Lennox et al., 1989), Lewy body dementia (LBD) (Gibb et al., 1987), dementia associated with cortical Lewy bodies (DCLB) (Byrne et al., 1991), the Lewy body variant of Alzheimer’s disease (LBVAD) (Hansen et al., 1990; Förstl et al., 1993) and senile dementia of Lewy body type (SDLT) (Perry et al.,1990). Figure 61.1 provides a simple schematic of the relationship between the various Lewy body (LB) terminologies recommended currently, and consistency of usage is essential for a full understanding of the disorder. is chapter considers the evolution of diagnostic concepts and methods; the pathology and management of DLB are considered in subsequent chapters.

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Author(s): McKeith IG

Editor(s): Ames, D; O'Brien, JT; Burns, A;

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: Dementia

Year: 2017

Pages: 703-713

Print publication date: 02/02/2017

Online publication date: 24/02/2017

Acceptance date: 01/01/1900

Edition: 5th

Publisher: CRC Press

Place Published: Boca Raton, FL, USA


DOI: 10.1201/9781315381572

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9781498703116