1993 issue 2

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Volume 2, issue 2

Zespoły otępienne

Familial incidence of dementia and Down-s syndrome, a history of head trauma and general anaesthesia as risk factors in Alzheimer's disease

ANNA PFEFFER-BACZUK1,2, ELŻBIETA ŁUCZYWEK3, MARIA BARCIKOWSKA1,2
1. Kliniki Neurologicznej AM w Warszawie
2. Zakładu Neuropatologii CMDiK PAN w Warszawie
3. Kliniki Neurochirurgii PAN w Warszawie
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii. 1993, 2, 133-136
Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, risk factors

Abstract

A group of 85 patients with probable Alzheimer's disease was examined for 4 risk factors (dementia in close relatives, Down's syndrome in the family, head trauma in the past, and a history of general anesthesia). No statistically significant differences were found between the group under study and a control group of 30 persons matched for age, as regards these factors frequency of occurence. (Eds.)

Address for correspondence:
Dr Anna Pfeffer-Baczuk,
Klinika Neurologiczna AM,
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