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Cerebrospinal fluid examination may preduct risk of Alzheimer's disease

Researchers in the August issue of Achieves of Neurology (67:949-956) are reporting the results of studies which  show that  Cerebrospinal fluid contains important information that which is highly predictive of Alzheimer's disease.

The researchers are recommending that testing of cerebral spinal fluid evaluation should be utilized when Alzheimer's disease is suggested in patients who exhibit mild cognitive impairments.

The researchers found that the detection of β-amyloid 1-42 and certain types of protein had a diagnostic sensitivity of 90 percent.


 

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