The etiology of Alzheimer's disease: An epidemiologic point of view

Walter A. Rocca, Luigi Amaducci

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Putative risk factors for Alzheimer's disease, other than familial aggregation, are: Down's syndrome among relatives, late maternal age, head injury, viral agents, toxic exposures, and immune factors. Current epidemiologic and genetic data are inconclusive, but indicate etiologic heterogeneity. We suggest to investigate separately: autosomal dominant, familial, and sporadic cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)440-441
Number of pages2
JournalNeurobiology of aging
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Aging
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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