Table 2

CSF concentrations of tau and phosphotau in a group of patients with various dementia disorders, Parkinsons's disease, and normal aging

DiagnosisCSF concentrations (pM)
TauPhosphotau
FTD9.74 (2.88)8.59 (3.88)
Probable AD20.01 (7.58)2-165 23.12 (10.10)2-165
Possible AD16.34 (4.30)2-165 18.01 (5.86)
SAE3.70 (2.29)6.39 (5.59)
PD7.45 (1.59)14.07 (3.11)
Controls8.33 (2.83)15.92 (5.72)
  • Values are means (SD). FTD=Frontotemporal dementia, AD=Alzheimer's disease; SAE=subcortical arteriosclerotic encephalopathy; PD=Parkinson's disease; tau=total tau protein; phosphotau=phosphorylated tau.

  • 2-165 p<0.001 (referring to statistical difference between marked group and controls).