J Korean Geriatr Psychiatry.  2003 Dec;7(2):185-190.

A Case of Frontotemporal Lobe Dementia

  • 1Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea. drobh@chollian.net


Frontotemporal lobe dementia have been underevaluated because of various clinical features, changing diagnostic criteria, and indifference of clinicians. It is important that frontotemporal lobe dementia patient showing behavioral and lingual problems should be early diagnosed and treated. Because frontotemporal lobe dementia patients often confused with Alzheimer's disease, senile depression, schizophrenia, drug abuse. We have presented a case of frontotemporal lobe dementia. He had typical clinical history and symptoms which deserve to be considered frontotemporal lobe dementia. He showed appropriate findings of frontotemporal lobe dementia in the neuropsychological tests and brain magnetic resonance imaging and single photon emission computed tomography. This case is thought to be helpful for clinicians to give attention to early diagnosis and appropriate treatment of frontotemporal lobe dementia.


Frontotemporal lobe dementia; Pick's disease
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