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.
Levine provides an overview of types, causes, symptoms, and diagnosis; discusses normal aging, mild cognitive impairment, and pseudo-dementia; and examines Alzheimer's disease, Pick's disease, Parkinson's disease with dementia, Dementia with Lewy bodies, and vascular and mixed dementia.
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.
Slater, who dedicated much of his career to advancing the policy interests of America's cities, died on December 13 at a nursing home in Colorado Springs, Colo., of complications caused by Pick's disease.
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. An accomplished trumpet player and jazz afficionado, Micklin enjoyed playing the solos of the same jazz greats, such as Chet Baker and Miles Davis, whom he used to review.
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)
In it Baddiel, who first shot to fame in the '80s as part of the successful comedy troupe The Mary Whitehouse Experience, hilariously and unflinchingly documents his 83-year-old dad Colin's gradual decline to Pick's disease - a rare and extreme, Tourette's form of dementia.