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Clinical diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease: DSM-III-R, ICD-10 — what else?

  • H. Lauter
  • A. Kurz
  • M. Haupt
  • B. Romero
  • R. Zimmer
Part of the Key Topics in Brain Research book series (KEYTOPICS)

Summary

Four sets of diagnostic criteria for Alzheimer’s disease were applied in parallel to 150 patients with suspected or manifest but not severe mental deterioration and were validated against the final diagnosis derived from the subsequent course within a 12 to 24 months follow-up period. DSM-III-R criteria for Primary Degenerative Dementia of the Alzheimer Type and NINCDS-ADRDA criteria for Probable Alzheimer’s Disease were superior to ICD-10 criteria for Dementia in Alzheimer Disease in terms of sensitivity, specificity, and relative predictive value of positive classification.

Keywords

Alzheimer Disease American Psychiatric Association Alzheimer Type Remote Memory Dementia Syndrome 
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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Lauter
    • 1
  • A. Kurz
    • 1
  • M. Haupt
    • 1
  • B. Romero
    • 1
  • R. Zimmer
    • 1
  1. 1.Psychiatrische KlinikTechnischen Universität MünchenFederal Republic of Germany

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