Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Lewy Body Pathology and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Associated With Contact Sports

Dr. Ann McKee's group last week published an article in the Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology supporting the theory that contact sports increases the risk of developing neocortical Lewy body disease, which may in part explain the extrapyramidal motor symptoms sometimes observed in patients with chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Dr. Thor Stein is the senior author on the paper, entitled Lewy Body Pathology and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Asssociated with Contact Sports. 


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