DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

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 ...

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