A cross-sectional multicenter study of cognitive and behavioural features in multiple system atrophy patients of the parkinsonian and cerebellar type

C. Siri, S. Duerr, M. Canesi, M. Delazer, R. Esselink, B. R. Bloem, T. Gurevich, M. Balas, N. Giladi, P. Santacruz, F. Marti, E. Tolosa, A. Rubino, G. Meco, W. Poewe, G. Pezzoli, G. Wenning, A. Antonini

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Abstract

Imaging and neuropathology studies have demonstrated significant abnormalities not only in subcortical, but also in cortical regions of patients with multiple system atrophy (MSA). This raises the possibility that cognitive dysfunction may contribute to the clinical spectrum of this disorder to a greater extent than it is currently not widely appreciated. In this cross-sectional multicenter study from the European multiple system atrophy study group (http://www.emsa-sg.org), we applied an extensive neuropsychological test battery in a series of 61 clinically diagnosed probable MSA patients. The results demonstrated that general cognitive decline as assessed by MMSE was uncommon (2 out of 61 patients

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)613-618
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Neural Transmission
Volume120
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013

Keywords

  • Cognition
  • Multiple system atrophy
  • Neuropsychiatric features
  • Parkinson disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biological Psychiatry
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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