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Pick's Disease - Epidemiology

Pick’s Disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that is clinically evident as behavioral and language disturbances out of proportion to memory deficits. Pick's disease is estimated to be responsible for anywhere between 2-10% of all cases of senile dementia and up to 25% of all cases of presenile dementia. Following Alzheimer’s disease and diffuse Lewy body disease, Pick’s disease is the third most common neurodegenerative cortical dementia. Generally, individuals are affected between the ages of 40 and 65, with no gender predilection. Currently there is no treatment. Pick's disease progresses relatively rapidly with ensuing disability and death secondary to infection or body system failure.



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