Thursday, 4 November 2010

MRCP revision battle 42.7: Picks Disease

Pick's disease is the eponym for frontotemporal dementia.

It presents as loss of inhibition, socially unacceptable behavior, loss of empathy and compulsive behaviour.  There may also be loss of language skills.

Memory and spatial skills remain intact.

Pathophysiologically there are tau-positive inclusions.

There is no cure.