Which patient groups are at highest risk for frontotemporal dementia (FTD)?

Updated: Jun 14, 2018
  • Author: Howard S Kirshner, MD; Chief Editor: Jasvinder Chawla, MD, MBA  more...
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FTD can develop at almost any age in either gender. A large case series compiled by Westbury and Bub investigated 112 published cases prior to 1997; males and females accounted for 66% and 34% of the cases, respectively. [49]

Most patients with FTD present in their 50s or 60s. In the review by Westbury and Bub, the mean age of onset was 59 years; the median age was 64 years. [49]


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