Title

Incidental lewy body disease: Clinical comparison to a control cohort

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Limited clinical information has been published on cases pathologically diagnosed with incidental Lewy body disease (ILBD). Standardized, longitudinal movement and cognitive data was collected on a cohort of subjects enrolled in the Sun Health Research Institute Brain and Body Donation Program. Of 277 autopsied subjects who had antemortem clinical evaluations within the previous 3 years, 76 did not have Parkinson's disease, a related disorder, or dementia of which 15 (20%) had ILBD. Minor extrapyramidal signs were common in subjects with and without ILBD. Cognitive testing revealed an abnormality in the ILBD group in the Trails B test only. ILBD cases had olfactory dysfunction; however, sample size was very small. This preliminary report revealed ILBD cases have movement and cognitive findings that for the most part were not out of proportion to similarly assessed and age-similar cases without Lewy bodies. Larger sample size is needed to have the power to better assess group differences. © 2010 Movement Disorder Society.

Publication Date

4-15-2010

Publication Title

Movement Disorders

ISSN

08853185

E-ISSN

15318257

Volume

25

Issue

5

First Page

642

Last Page

646

PubMed ID

20175211

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1002/mds.22971

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