Which patient groups have the highest 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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FTD/MND has been described in patients of Asian, European, and African descent. No data are available about incidence and prevalence among racial groups.

Men appear to be affected slightly more frequently than women, but this difference may not be significant. The mean age of onset in sporadic cases varies among series but overall is 55-65 years. Familial cases tend to be younger.


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