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Disease Pick Disease of the Brain

Name Pick Disease of the Brain
Synonyms Atrophies, Lobar (Brain) | Atrophy, Lobar (Brain) | Brain Atrophy, Circumscribed Lobar | Circumscribed Lobar Atrophy of the Brain | Dementia with Lobar Atrophy and Neuronal Cytoplasmic Inclusions | Disease, Pick | Disease, Pick's | Lobar Atrophies (Brain) | Lobar Atrophy (Brain) | Lobar Atrophy Of Brain | Lobar Atrophy of the Brain | Pick Disease | Pick Disease Of Brain | Pick's Disease | Picks Disease | Picks Disease of Brain
Definition A rare form of DEMENTIA that is sometimes familial. Clinical features include APHASIA; APRAXIA; CONFUSION; ANOMIA; memory loss; and personality deterioration. This pattern is consistent with the pathologic findings of circumscribed atrophy of the poles of the FRONTAL LOBE and TEMPORAL LOBE. Neuronal loss is maximal in the HIPPOCAMPUS, entorhinal cortex, and AMYGDALA. Some ballooned cortical neurons contain argentophylic (Pick) bodies. (From Brain Pathol 1998 Apr;8(2):339-54; Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1057-9)
Categories Mental disorder | Nervous system disease
MeSH® ID D020774
OMIM® ID 172700
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1. DiseasesNervous System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Central Nervous System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Brain Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Dementia Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Frontotemporal Dementia Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Pick Disease of the Brain Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
2. DiseasesMental Disorders Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neurocognitive Disorders Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Dementia Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Frontotemporal Dementia Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Pick Disease of the Brain Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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