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Parkinson's disease and dementia with Lewy bodies: one disease or two?
Mov Disord. 2002 Nov; 17(6):1161-5.MD

Abstract

Parkinson's disease (PD) and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) have clinical features in common and are both characterized neuropathologically by the presence of Lewy bodies (LBs). We conducted a clinicopathological correlation pilot study to better understand whether PD and DLB represent two distinct nosological entities or rather exist along the spectrum of a single LB disease. A neuropathologist blinded to clinical diagnoses evaluated brains with largely pure LB pathology to determine LB distribution and frequency. Research clinicians blinded to LB distribution and frequency determined consensus clinical diagnoses. Clinical features separated cases into two groups, one having features most compatible with PD and the other with DLB. The groups were distinguishable mainly by the time course of clinical symptoms. Although the presence of neocortical LBs was more common in the group of patients with clinical features of DLB, neocortical LBs were also present in 1 member of the PD group and even in the clinically normal control subject. Thus, there appear to be two clinical syndromes, distinguished mainly by the time course of symptoms. The mechanisms responsible for the different clinical presentations are not known, and the issue of whether PD and DLB represent two distinct diseases remains unsettled.

Authors+Show Affiliations

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Department of Neurology, Rochester, New York 14642, USA. irichard@mct.rochester.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

12465052

Citation

Richard, Irene Hegeman, et al. "Parkinson's Disease and Dementia With Lewy Bodies: One Disease or Two?" Movement Disorders : Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society, vol. 17, no. 6, 2002, pp. 1161-5.
Richard IH, Papka M, Rubio A, et al. Parkinson's disease and dementia with Lewy bodies: one disease or two? Mov Disord. 2002;17(6):1161-5.
Richard, I. H., Papka, M., Rubio, A., & Kurlan, R. (2002). Parkinson's disease and dementia with Lewy bodies: one disease or two? Movement Disorders : Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society, 17(6), 1161-5.
Richard IH, et al. Parkinson's Disease and Dementia With Lewy Bodies: One Disease or Two. Mov Disord. 2002;17(6):1161-5. PubMed PMID: 12465052.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Parkinson's disease and dementia with Lewy bodies: one disease or two? AU - Richard,Irene Hegeman, AU - Papka,Michelle, AU - Rubio,Ana, AU - Kurlan,Roger, PY - 2002/12/5/pubmed PY - 2003/3/26/medline PY - 2002/12/5/entrez SP - 1161 EP - 5 JF - Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society JO - Mov Disord VL - 17 IS - 6 N2 - Parkinson's disease (PD) and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) have clinical features in common and are both characterized neuropathologically by the presence of Lewy bodies (LBs). We conducted a clinicopathological correlation pilot study to better understand whether PD and DLB represent two distinct nosological entities or rather exist along the spectrum of a single LB disease. A neuropathologist blinded to clinical diagnoses evaluated brains with largely pure LB pathology to determine LB distribution and frequency. Research clinicians blinded to LB distribution and frequency determined consensus clinical diagnoses. Clinical features separated cases into two groups, one having features most compatible with PD and the other with DLB. The groups were distinguishable mainly by the time course of clinical symptoms. Although the presence of neocortical LBs was more common in the group of patients with clinical features of DLB, neocortical LBs were also present in 1 member of the PD group and even in the clinically normal control subject. Thus, there appear to be two clinical syndromes, distinguished mainly by the time course of symptoms. The mechanisms responsible for the different clinical presentations are not known, and the issue of whether PD and DLB represent two distinct diseases remains unsettled. SN - 0885-3185 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/12465052/Parkinson's_disease_and_dementia_with_Lewy_bodies:_one_disease_or_two L2 - https://doi.org/10.1002/mds.10274 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -