DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Human genes for Pick's disease

Pick's disease [DOID:11870]

Pick's disease is a rare neurodegenerative disease that causes progressive destruction of nerve cells in the brain. Symptoms include loss of speech (aphasia), and dementia. While some of the symptoms can initially be alleviated, the disease progresses and patients often die within two to ten years. A defining characteristic of the disease is build up of tau proteins in neurons, accumulating into silver-staining, spherical aggregations known as "Pick bodies".

Synonyms:  Pick's disease,  DOID:11870,  Picks disease,  Pick's disorder,  Pick's syndrome ...