Frontotemporal lobar degeneration with motor neuron disease-type inclusions predominates in 76 cases of frontotemporal degeneration

Anne M. Lipton, Charles L. White, Eileen H. Bigio

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Abstract

This report presents the largest series of consecutive, neuropathologically confirmed cases of frontotemporal degeneration (FTD). Prior studies have found dementia lacking distinctive histology (DLDH) to be the most common pathology underlying the clinical diagnosis of FTD. In this series of 76 cases, 29 (38%) were found to have frontotemporal lobar degeneration with motor neuron disease-type inclusions (FTLD-MND-type) or FTLD-MND (with ALS), the most common neuropathological classification in our series. Only eight (11%) were classified as Pick's disease. Several cases originally designated as DLDH could be reclassified as FTLD-MND-type based on current recommendations for classification of FTD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)379-385
Number of pages7
JournalActa Neuropathologica
Volume108
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2004

Keywords

  • Frontotemporal dementia
  • Frontotemporal lobar degeneration
  • Motor neuron disease
  • Ubiquitin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

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