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Alzheimer's disease in one monozygotic twin
  1. Richard Hunter,
  2. A. D. Dayan,
  3. John Wilson
  1. Friern Hospital, London
  2. Department of Neuropathology, National Hospital, Queen Square, London
  3. M.R.C. Clinical Genetics Research Unit, Institute of Neurology, London


    A woman of 64 died after an illness lasting 15 years and characterized by a progressive amnesic syndrome followed by global dementia. The brain showed changes typical of Alzheimer's disease. Her monozygotic twin sister was clinically not affected and died two years later of carcinoma. This is the second report of monozygotic twin sisters apparently discordant for presenile dementia of Alzheimer type.

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