Pick's disease


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Pick's disease

[′piks di‚zēz]
(medicine)
A form of presenile dementia characterized by severe atrophy of the frontal and temporal lobes of the cerebrum.
A recurrent or progressive form of ascites with little or no edema.
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In a third of cases, Pick's disease is caused by a mutated gene which is passed down from one generation to the next.
More common types and causes of dementia Cortical Subcortical Alzheimer's disease Vascular dementia (muti-infarct, Binswanger's, cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarction) Pick's disease Dementia with Lewy bodies (Frontotemporal dementia) Mild cognitive impairment Huntington's disease Creutzfeld-Jakob disease Parkinson's disease Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome Wilson's disease Multiple sclerosis Infectious etiology (HIV, lyme disease, syphilis) Dementia syndrome of depression Table 2.
Her condition deteriorated until she was taken to hospital where doctors eventually diagnosed Pick's disease - a very rare form of dementia similar to Alzheimer's - and polymyalgia rheumatica, stiffening and tenderness in the muscles supporting the neck, shoulders, hips and thighs.
Pick's Disease damages sections of the brain and affects speech and human interaction.
Considering reports from the detention center that Asahara no longer utters words, that he has been unable to control his bladder and bowel movements and that he has been receiving care as he cannot bathe or make his bed on his own, Nakajima suggested he may be suffering from a condition such as Pick's disease, a degenerative brain illness that causes dementia.
Abstract: Pick's disease is a progressive illness that affects brain function, eventually causing loss of verbal skills and problem-solving abilities.
Micklin, a 30-year Newsday veteran, died of Pick's disease.
In my home church, a group of parishioners came every morning and afternoon for two years to sit with a woman stricken with Pick's disease -- something like Alzheimer's -- while her husband was away at work.
The book is perhaps a little unbalanced; although there is a chapter on dementia in frontal-lobe diseases there is nothing specifically on Pick's disease, nothing on Lewy Body disease or prion disease and yet a whole chapter on solvent encephalopathy.
Alzheimer's disease Pick's disease Huntington's disease Progressive supranuclear palsy Parkinson's disease (not all cases) Cerebellar degenerations Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) (not all cases) Parkinson -- ALS-dementia complex of Guam and other island areas Rare genetic and metabolis disease (Hallervorden-Sparz, Kufs', Wilson's, late-onset metachromatic leukodystrophy, adrenoleukdystrophy)