Which findings on physical exam are associated with dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB)?

Updated: Aug 08, 2019
  • Author: Howard A Crystal, MD; Chief Editor: Jasvinder Chawla, MD, MBA  more...
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Other findings on physical examination may include the following:

  • Some parkinsonian signs but usually not enough to meet the criteria for a diagnosis of Parkinson disease

  • Mild gait impairment: Relatively frequent; should not be ascribed to old age or osteoarthritis.

  • Resting tremor: Occurs less frequently than in Parkinson disease

  • May exhibit myoclonus before severe dementia

  • Orthostatic hypotension: Particularly common in DLB [1]


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