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Title
Overdiagnosing vascular dementia using structural brain imaging for dementia work-up
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Abstract
Hypothesizing that non-significant cerebrovascular lesions on structural brain imaging lead to overdiagnosis of a vascular etiology of dementia as compared to autopsy-confirmed diagnosis, we set up at study including 71 patients with autopsy-confirmed diagnoses. Forty-two patients in the population (59%) appeared to have definite Alzheimer's disease (AD), whereas 29 (41%) had a non-AD dementia form. The panel clinically diagnosed possible or probable vascular dementia (VaD) in 27 (38%) patients, whereas only five (19%) patients (p = 0.017) had an autopsy-confirmed diagnosis of VaD. Patients with vascular lesions on structural brain imaging were often misdiagnosed as possible or probable VaD as compared to autopsy-confirmed diagnosis.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of Alzheimer's disease
Publication
2015
ISSN
1387-2877
Volume/pages
45:4(2015), p. 1039-1043
ISI
000352819200004
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UAntwerpen
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Last edited 05.09.2017
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