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Pick’s disease

The original name for the condition now known as behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD). Pick's disease is no longer used as a clinical description, but rather names a specific pathology that is one of the causes of frontotemporal lobar degeneration. A defining characteristic of the disease is build-up of tau proteins in neurons, accumulating into silver-staining, spherical aggregations known as “Pick bodies.”

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