What is the global prevalence of frontotemporal lobe dementia with motor neuron disease (FTD/MND)?

Updated: Apr 11, 2017
  • Author: Jasvinder Chawla, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Jasvinder Chawla, MD, MBA  more...
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In a Scandinavian autopsy series, dementia was reported in 2-6% of patients with MND. The relative frequency of FTD/MND in all patients with dementia appears similar in the United States and Japan. Certain populations (eg, Chamorro Indians of Guam, indigenous residents of the Kii Peninsula) have a disproportionately higher incidence and prevalence of overlap degenerative syndromes (MND, dementia, parkinsonism). [19]


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