Dementia, delusions and seizures: Storage disease or genetic AD?

A. Alberici, C. Bonato, B. Borroni, M. Cotelli, F. Mattioli, G. Binetti, M. Gennarelli, M. D. Luca, A. Simonati, D. Perani, P. Rossini, A. Padovani

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We describe a case of a young patient suffering from a rapidly progressive cognitive decline, associated with delusions, myoclonus and seizures and with no family history for dementia. Clinical features, along with skin biopsy findings were overlapping storage disease; the genetic analysis, however, demonstrated a de novo presenilin 1 mutation. The present report suggests the usefulness of genetic determinations in early-onset cases of dementia, even without an autosomal dominant trait of inheritance; for these cases and their relatives an extensive genetic counselling should be recommended.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1057-1059
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Neurology
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2007


  • De novo
  • Genetic AD
  • Presenilin
  • Storage disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)


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