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What is Pick's disease of the brain?

What is Pick's disease of the brain?

  • Pick's disease of the brain: A degenerative brain disease involving the frontal and temporal brain lobes resulting primarily in progressive dementia and loss of motor and language functions. It is characterized by the presence of proteins called Pick bodies in damaged nerve cells.

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

Pick's disease of the brain: Introduction

Types of Pick's disease of the brain:

Broader types of Pick's disease of the brain:

Who gets Pick's disease of the brain?

Gender Ratio for Pick's disease of the brain: female predominance

What causes Pick's disease of the brain?

Causes of Pick's disease of the brain: see causes of Pick's disease of the brain

What are the symptoms of Pick's disease of the brain?

Symptoms of Pick's disease of the brain: see symptoms of Pick's disease of the brain

Onset of Pick's disease of the brain: usually 5th or 6th decade

Can anyone else get Pick's disease of the brain?

More information: see contagiousness of Pick's disease of the brain
Inheritance: see inheritance of Pick's disease of the brain

Pick's disease of the brain: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Pick's disease of the brain.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Pick's disease of the brain.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Pick's disease of the brain: Neurologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Pick's disease of the brain.
Treatments for Pick's disease of the brain: see treatments for Pick's disease of the brain
Research for Pick's disease of the brain: see research for Pick's disease of the brain

Name and Aliases of Pick's disease of the brain

Main name of condition: Pick's disease of the brain

Other names or spellings for Pick's disease of the brain:

diffuse degenerative cerebral disease, lobar atrophy, Lobar atrophy of brain, Pick's disease, Lobar atrophy of the brain, Dementia with lobar atrophy and neuronal cytoplasmic inclusions, Pick disease of brain

Dementia with lobar atrophy and neuronal cytoplasmic inclusions, Lobar atrophy of the brain, Pick's disease
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Pick's disease of the brain: Related Conditions

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