Alzheimer's disease

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Author: Mikael Häggström [note 1]



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(In people over about 60 years of age, or in a history of suspected Alzheimer's disease, take a sample from the hippocampus.)

Microscopic examination

The main microscopic findings in Alzheimer's disease are:


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  1. Rapp, Michael A.; Schnaider-Beeri, Michal; Grossman, Hillel T.; Sano, Mary; Perl, Daniel P.; Purohit, Dushyant P.; Gorman, Jack M.; Haroutunian, Vahram (2006). "Increased Hippocampal Plaques and Tangles in Patients With Alzheimer Disease With a Lifetime History of Major Depression ". Archives of General Psychiatry 63 (2): 161. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.63.2.161. ISSN 0003-990X. 

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