Epidemiology of alpha-synucleinopathies: from Parkinson disease to dementia with Lewy bodies

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Abstract

The epidemiology of the diagnosis of Parkinson's disease and dementia with Lewy bodies is still based on clinical criteria and the definition of the different diseases is still a challenge for clinician and researcher. The epidemiologic estimates of prevalence and incidence are highly affected by differences in diagnostic criteria, geographic location, and methodologic limitations. Studies of prevalence and incidence show increases with advancing age and a higher rate of Parkinson's disease and dementia with Lewy bodies in men compared to women.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Clinical Neurology
PublisherElsevier B.V.
Pages153-158
Number of pages6
Volume138
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

Publication series

NameHandbook of Clinical Neurology
Volume138
ISSN (Print)00729752
ISSN (Electronic)22124152

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Keywords

  • dementia
  • dementia with Lewy bodies
  • incidence
  • Parkinson's disease
  • prevalence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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Savica, R., Boeve, B. F., & Logroscino, G. (2016). Epidemiology of alpha-synucleinopathies: from Parkinson disease to dementia with Lewy bodies. In Handbook of Clinical Neurology (Vol. 138, pp. 153-158). (Handbook of Clinical Neurology; Vol. 138). Elsevier B.V.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-802973-2.00009-4