The cognitive profile of prion disease: a prospective clinical and imaging study

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Abstract

Prion diseases are dementing illnesses with poorly defined neuropsychological features. This is probably because the most common form, sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, is often rapidly progressive with pervasive cognitive decline making detailed neuropsychological investigation difficult. This study, which includes patients with inherited, acquired (iatrogenic and variant) and sporadic forms of the disease, is the only large-scale neuropsychological investigation of this patient group ever undertaken and aimed to define a neuropsychological profile of human prion diseases.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)548-558
Numero di pagine11
RivistaAnnals of Clinical and Translational Neurology
Volume2
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2015

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