Dementia with Lewy bodies in a Nigerian: a case report

Adesola Ogunnyi, Effiong E U Akang, Oye Gureje, Masaki Takao, Pedro Piccardo, Olusegun Baiyewu, Kathleen S Hall, Bernardino Ghetti, Hugh C Hendrie

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Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) is the second most common neuropathologically diagnosed cause of degenerating dementia after Alzheimer's disease. We report the first autopsy-confirmed case in sub-Saharan Africa in a Nigerian patient. The case presented highlights the varied clinical presentation of DLB, and is intended to raise awareness about another possible cause of dementia in Nigerian subjects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-8
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Psychogeriatrics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2002


  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Culture
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Gyrus Cinguli
  • Hippocampus
  • Humans
  • Lewy Body Disease
  • Male
  • Substantia Nigra


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