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P-syn in Nerve Fibers on Skin Biopsy May Help Diagnose Dementia with Lewy Bodies

07:31 EDT 21 Aug 2017 | AHC Media

This study compared 18 subjects diagnosed with dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), 23 with nonsynucleinopathy dementia, and 25 healthy controls and demonstrated that phosphorylated alpha-synuclein was found only in the skin nerve fibers of DLB subjects, helping distinguish this type of dementia from other types.

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