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Positron emission tomography for differential diagnosis of dementia: a case of familial dementia

  • R. Adams
  • J. Kessler
  • K. Herholz
  • A. Mackert
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Summary

In a 52-year-old patient, member of a family with an accumulated number of dementias, the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease was confirmed by measurement of cerebral glucose metabolism. Three of her first-degree relatives without clinical abnormalities were also examined and showed a normal pattern of metabolism.

Keywords

Positron Emission Tomography Cerebral Glucose Metabolism Primary Sensorimotor Cortex Local Cerebral Glucose Utilization Primary Degenerative Dementia 
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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Adams
    • 1
  • J. Kessler
    • 1
  • K. Herholz
    • 1
  • A. Mackert
    • 2
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für Neurologische ForschungKölnFederal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.Psychiatrische KlinikPoliklinik der FU BerlinBerlinGermany

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