Head trauma and Alzheimer's disease: A case report and review of the literature

Rishi D.S. Nandoe, Philip Scheltens*, Piet Eikelenboom

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The authors describe a case of a 55 year old woman who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease 1.5 years after a car accident in which she experienced a mild concussion. Extensive history taking disclosed no cognitive changes prior to the car accident. The case is discussed in view of the inflammation hypothesis regarding Alzheimer's disease and the role of the apolipoprotein E4 genotype of the patient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-308
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Alzheimer's Disease
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002

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