Title

Pick’s disease and subdural haematoma: A diagnostic red herring

Document Type

Case Report

Department

Internal Medicine (East Africa)

Abstract

Frontotemporal dementia (FTD), otherwise known as Pick’s disease, is a clinically heterogeneous group of sporadic and familial neurodegenerative diseases. These conditions are characterized by dementia, behavioural and language dysfunction and loss of executive skills resulting from the degeneration of the frontal and temporal lobes. Although reversible causes of dementia are always sought during the evaluation of patients with progressive cognitive decline, the occurrence of a reversible aetiology may distract from evaluating for neurodegenerative causes of dementia. This report is about a 66-year old man with features of FTD and superimposed chronic subdural haematoma.

Comments

This work was published After the author joined Aga Khan University.

Publication

Annals of Health Research

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