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Pick body

Saturday 29 March 2008

Definition: Pick bodies are tau (TAU)-positive cytoplasmic neuronal inclusion and are the pathological hallmark lesions of Pick disease, a neuropathological subtype of tau-postive frontotemporal dementias (FTDs).

Pick bodies are not related to the Lewy bodies observed in Parkinson disease, which are tau-negative and α-synuclein-positive (SYNA).

See also

- neurogenerative diseases