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What is Alzheimer disease type 4?

What is Alzheimer disease type 4?

  • Alzheimer disease type 4: A degenerative brain disease characterized primarily by progressive dementia. Type 4 has an early onset (starts before the age of 65). It is caused by mutations in the PSEN2 gene which results in the production of a toxic protein (amyloid beta peptide) in the brain which collects into clumps (amyloid plaques) in the brain. These plaques cause damage to nerve cells in the brain.

Alzheimer disease type 4 is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Alzheimer disease type 4, or a subtype of Alzheimer disease type 4, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Alzheimer disease type 4: Introduction

Types of Alzheimer disease type 4:

Broader types of Alzheimer disease type 4:

How serious is Alzheimer disease type 4?

Prognosis of Alzheimer disease type 4: course of disease can continue for up to 25 years
Complications of Alzheimer disease type 4: see complications of Alzheimer disease type 4

What causes Alzheimer disease type 4?

Causes of Alzheimer disease type 4: see causes of Alzheimer disease type 4

What are the symptoms of Alzheimer disease type 4?

Symptoms of Alzheimer disease type 4: see symptoms of Alzheimer disease type 4

Complications of Alzheimer disease type 4: see complications of Alzheimer disease type 4

Onset of Alzheimer disease type 4: before 65 years of age

Can anyone else get Alzheimer disease type 4?

More information: see contagiousness of Alzheimer disease type 4
Inheritance: see inheritance of Alzheimer disease type 4

Alzheimer disease type 4: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Alzheimer disease type 4.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Alzheimer disease type 4.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Alzheimer disease type 4: Neurologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Alzheimer disease type 4.
Treatments for Alzheimer disease type 4: see treatments for Alzheimer disease type 4

Name and Aliases of Alzheimer disease type 4

Main name of condition: Alzheimer disease type 4

Other names or spellings for Alzheimer disease type 4:

Alzheimer disease, familial, type 4, AD4, Alzheimer disease 4

AD4, Alzheimer disease 4, Alzheimer disease, familial, type 4
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Alzheimer disease type 4: Related Conditions

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