The first neuropathological examination of a Camelford resident who, in 1988, was exposed to extremely high concentrations of aluminium in drinking water and died of an unknown neurological condition, has revealed a rare form of an early onset Alzheimer’s-like disease.
Analysis of affected brain tissue revealed extremely high concentrations of aluminium - levels similar to those observed previously in aluminium-induced brain diseases, including dialysis-associated encephalopathy (dialysis dementia).
Dr Christopher Exley, of the Birchall Centre for Inorganic Chemistry and Materials Science, Lennard-Jones Laboratories at Keele University in Staffordshire, and Professor Margaret M Esiri, of the Departments of Clinical Neurology, University of Oxford, and Neuropathology, Oxford Radcliffe NHS Trust, Oxford, found no evidence of genetic mutations normally associated with early-onset forms of Alzheimer’s Disease. The neuropathology was characterised by severe deposition of beta-amyloid in cortical and leptomeningeal blood vessels in the brain.
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