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A 62-year-old male sees a neurologist in consultation for deterioration of memory and cognition. His son reports that the patient has increasing difficulty performing activities of daily living. No motor or sensory deficits are identified during physical examination. A head CT reveals frontal and temporal cortical atrophy. What is the diagnosis?
A. Pick’s disease
B. Wernicke dementia
C. Huntington disease
D. Alzheimer’s disease
E. Parkinson’s disease
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A or D...
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A 62-year-old male sees a neurologist in consultation for deterioration of memory and cognition. His son reports that the patient has increasing difficulty performing activities of daily living. No motor or sensory deficits are identified during physical examination. A head CT reveals frontal and temporal cortical atrophy. What is the diagnosis?
A. Pick’s disease
B. Wernicke dementia
C. Huntington disease
D. Alzheimer’s disease
E. Parkinson’s disease
pick dis frontotemporal atrophy
we find picks bodies on microscoy tht re formed frm tau proteins in addition to memory defects the person also has behavioral changes n emergence of primitive reflexes
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A) Pick disease (from Kaplan I guess)
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Shouldn't he also have personality changes for Pick's disease?

between A and D
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there is diffuse cortical atrophy in alzhimer but fronto temporal in pick disease so ans is pick disease!
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yea, its between a or d.
i'm gonna go with pick because of rapid deterioration of his health
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Clinical dementia with frontal temporal lobe atrophy is Pick’s disease. Pick bodies are round, intracytoplasmic inclusions consisting of tau protein neurofilaments. This is similar to the neurofibrillary tangles found in Alzheimer’s. However, in Alzheimer’s disease, cerebral cortex atrophy is typically found in the frontal-parietal lobes.
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