Journal article

Genetic testing in dementia-A medical genetics perspective

Aamira J Huq, Adrienne Sexton, Paul Lacaze, Colin L Masters, Elsdon Storey, Dennis Velakoulis, Paul A James, Ingrid M Winship

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: When a genetic cause is suspected in a person with dementia, it creates unique diagnostic and management challenges to the treating clinician. Many clinicians may be unaware of the practicalities surrounding genetic testing for their patients, such as when to test and what tests to use and how to counsel patients and their families. This review was conducted to provide guidance to clinicians caring for patients with dementia regarding clinically relevant genetics. METHODS: We searched PubMed for studies that involved genetics of dementia up to March 2020. Patient file reviews were also conducted to create composite cases. RESULTS: In addition to families where a strong Mendelian p..

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