Human genes for Lewy body dementia
Lewy body dementia [DOID:12217]
Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), also known under a variety of other names including Lewy body dementia, diffuse Lewy body disease, cortical Lewy body disease, and senile dementia of Lewy type, is a type of dementia closely allied to both Alzheimers and Parkinson's Diseases. It is characterized anatomically by the presence of Lewy bodies, clumps of alpha-synuclein and ubiquitin protein in neurons, detectable in post-mortem brain histology. Lewy Body dementia affects 1.3 million individuals in the United States alone.
Synonyms: Lewy body dementia, DOID:12217, Dementia with Lewy bodies, Diffuse Lewy body disease (disorder), Lewy body disease ...