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DEMENTIA TYPE-PROGRESSIVE SUPRANUCLEAR PALSY

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DEMENTIA TYPE-PROGRESSIVE SUPRANUCLEAR PALSY

1. Clinical features - difficulty in balance, abrupt falls, visual and ocular disturbances, slurred speech, dysphagia, and personality change, with prominent apathy.

2. Difficulty in voluntary vertical movement of the eyes, consistently downward initially but sometimes upward, and later paresis of voluntary saccades in all directions are characteristic.

3. Cognitive slowing and dementia are prominent features.


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
3. Image: no reference available.

Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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