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OTERO, Jorge Lorenzo  and  SCHEITLER, Luis Fontán. Enfermedad con cuerpos de Lewy. Rev. Méd. Urug. [online]. 2008, vol.24, n.3, pp.195-202. ISSN 1688-0390.

Summary This review aims to update knowledge about a degenerative pathology that is currently regarded as the second cause of dementia -Alzheimer being first-, at centers where anatomopathology is performed systematically. From the clinical point of view, this disease was underdiagnosed world-wide, until recently, when its diagnostic and anatomopathological criteria were reviewed. It is highly probable that it is still underdiagnosed in our country. For this reason, and given its peculiar and serious evolution, it is worth reviewing and updating. Likewise, we need to bear in mind the difficulties we, Uruguayan readers, face when it comes to having access to original sources. We used full text articles, PubMed, and Proquest as complementary sources. We reviewed scientific journals in English, based on the relevance of the authors and the journals on the topic. The articles covered a broad range of time, from the late 90’s until 2007. We concentrated on the most recent consensus, regarding them as key for the clinical diagnosis of the disease.


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