Early and differential diagnosis test for Alzheimer’s disease
Alzheimer‘s disease (AD), widely regarded
as the most common cause of dementia,
is a progressive neurological disorder. It
can result in symptoms like memory loss,
personality alterations and difficulty in
communicating and performing routine
tasks. AD is associated with a complete
deterioration in the quality of life and exposes
the sufferer to a number of other
co-morbidities like depression, anxiety,
sleep disorders and perhaps even injury.
More than 40% of those 85 years of age
and over may be affected. The diagnosis
of AD as well as other diseases resulting
into dementia is still a decision based on
multiple sources of information that are
considered simultaneously. The reason for this situation is that no single biological
marker exists for AD or other dementias. The diagnostic methods used
till today are such, which may detect AD only in relative late stage of the
In this invention 23 gene candidates were found encoding for specific proteins,
in which the expression of them alters in AD comparing to control.
Using these gene patterns each alone or in combination, may be used as
molecular markers to provide an easy and rapid method for early Detection
of those who will develop AD.
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