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Lewy body dementia: clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment

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Lewy body dementia (LBD) is a disease that was separated from a group of senile dementia in the 1990s. The paper details the pathogenesis, pathomorphology, and clinical manifestations of the disease, as well as a possible association of its symptoms with the specific features of the extent of the neurodegenerative process. It also fully describes mental disorders in LBD, their possible causes, an association of hallucinosis with lesion of nonspecific cerebral systems and mediator failure. The results of LBD treatment with basic symptomatic therapy are given. The results of the clinical trial of the activity of akatinol memantine in the patients with LBD are described in detail.

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Irina Sergeyevna Preobrazhenskaya

Department of Nervous Diseases, Faculty of Therapeutics


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Preobrazhenskaya I.S. Lewy body dementia: clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment. Neurology, Neuropsychiatry, Psychosomatics. 2012;4(1):16-22. (In Russ.)

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