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  • 1. “Each individual creature on this beautiful planet is here to fulfill a particular role. We are all born with a divine fire in us. Our efforts should be to give wings to this fire and fill the world with the glow of its goodness.
    - Wings of Fire: An Autobiography of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam (1999)
  • 2. 2
    CPC11-3.4 – Mrs. J.G.
    75 year old housewife.
    Husband Bob, aged 75, who is a retired accountant.
    I seem to be forgetting, can’t remember where she parked the car. couldn’t remember our friends’ names, she repeats things all the time..
    I don‟t want to be a burden.
    Sleep disrupted, often up during early hours of morning.
    P/H: well known in the community, active, social, popular, intelligent …
    Kessler Psychological distress score K10: 36/50 *
    Mini mental state examination MMSE: 30/30 *
    Word list task : recall of 2 words after 20 minutes…?
  • 3. 3
    2010: Helena, 65y Fem.
    Helena is a 65 year old married local GP. She is known as a ‘pillar of the community’ and works full time as the senior partner at a GP surgery in Townsville. She is actively involved in many GP related educational activities. Her husband, Brad, is a local orthopedic surgeon. Although you have been their GP for sometime, they seldom consult you. Today they have booked a double appointment with you.
    Brad : ‘I’ve come with Helena to discuss some memory problems she seems to be having’
    Helena : “I hope it’s nothing; Brad has always been a worrier’
  • 4. 4
    CPC 34: Clinical
    Not sleeping well, I think memmory is a bit worse- it’s stress and fatigue’
    can’t remember where she parked the car
    She has forgotten social arrangements several times
    Couldn’t remember their names …
    she is struggling with organizing…
  • 5. 5
    CPC34– Clinical
    Duration of symptoms: ? about 6/12
    Mood: low, quite tearful at times; not enjoying life much.
    Concentration: poor, struggling to read books/journal..
    Sleep: disrupted, often up during early hours of morning.
    Appetite and weight: no change
    I am very tired. It’s probably time for me to retire.’
  • 6. 6
    Differential diagnosis.
    Dementia: primary / secondary, vascular.
    (Alzheimer’s Disease)
    Endocrine: e.g. hypothyroidism, drugs etc.
    Depression? – reactive – family events ?
    Ageing: Mild cognitive impairement *
    Investigations:
    FBC, Liver FT & Thyroid FT normal,
    HIV negative. ..?
    CT scan: no space occupying lesion..? some loss of grey matter with increased ventricular space. .?
  • 7. 7
    Brain: Functional areas.
    Language
    Memory
  • 8. Broca’s area - Cingulate and Parahippocampal gyri.
  • 9. FunctionalNeuro Anatomy
    Hippocampus:where short-term memories are converted to long-term memories
    Thalamus: receives sensory and limbic information and sends to cerebral cortex (cognition)
    Hypothalamus: monitors and controls internal clock & other activities.
    Limbicsystem: controls emotions and instinctive behavior (includes the hippocampus and parts of the cortex)
    Slide 8
  • 10. 10
    Dendritic tree - vs - Intelligence
    Rat CA1 pyramidal cell labeled with EGFP
    (Two photon laser scanning microscopy)
    Synaptic bouton in rat CA1 stratum radiatum (Electron microscopy)
  • 11.
  • 12. What is Success?"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people andthe affection of children. To leave the world a better place. To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived… that is success..!-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • 13. 13
    Pathology of C.N.S. Degenerative Disorders
    Dr. Venaktesh M. Shashidhar
    A/Prof. & Head of Pathology
    James Cook University
  • 14. 14
    Age related / Senile degeneration:
    Dementia: All spheres of intellect affected.
    Decreasing mass - Slow 4th decade – rapid 7th decade.
    progressive neuronal loss Neuronophagia. (hippocampus and cerebral cortex)
    reduction in size & numbers of dendritic branches in surviving neurones
    Cortical atrophy, hydrocephalus.
    Thickening of leptomeninges.
    NF tangles, AβAmyloid plaques.
    increase in number of astrocytes
    Athero & artero sclerosis.
    Young
    Old
  • 15. 15
    CNS Degenerations: Classification
    Neuronal Degenerations.
    Primary Degenerations:
    Global – Alzheimer, Lewy body, Fronto-temporal
    Selective/System – Parkinsons, Huntingtons, MND
    Secondary Degenerations:
    Toxic, metabolic(storage), infections, nutritional.
    Alcohol & B12 def.
    Disorders of Myelin:
    Demyelinating Disorders - Multiple sclerosis
    Dysmylinating disorders – Leukodystrophies.
  • 16. 16
    Dementia:
    Acquired global impairment of intellect-intact consciousness
    > 15% of adults over 80 are demented…! (>30y, >70y…!)
    Primary & secondary dementias
    Primary:
    Alzheimer's disease
    Diffuse Lewy body disease, Huntington's Dis, Pick's,
    Secondary:
    Cerebrovascular disease – stroke.
    Infections (e.g. Creutzfeldt-Jakob (CJD), syphilis, HIV)
    Neoplasms, haematoma, hydrocephalus.
    drugs and toxins (barbiturates, digoxin, alcohol, heavy metals)
    metabolic disorders (e.g. hypothyroidism, hypoparathyroidism, uraemia, hepatic failure)
    vitamin deficiencies (e.g. B1-Wernicke-Korsakoff sy., B2, B12)
  • 17. 17
    Alzheimer’s disease:
    Commonest cause of dementia in elderly
    insidious with mood and behavior change.
    Prevalence 1% in 6th to >40% 8th decade.
    Pathology:
    Significant cortical atrophy
    secondary ventricular enlargement
    Neurofibrillary tangles – Intracellular (Tau)
    Neuritic plaques (Aβamyloid) – Extracellular.
    Amyloid angiopathy.
  • 18. 18
    Aloysius Alzheimer:
    German Psychiatrist.
    1901 - Auguste Deter
    51 year male Patient.
    Behavioural abnormality
    Short term memory loss
    Colleague Franz Nissl
    silver stain.
    Observed amyloid plaques & NF tangles.
    Case Presented at Berlin 1906.
    International Brain Research Organization.
    Aloysius Alzheimer’s first Patient
  • 19. 19
    Alzheimer’s – Pathogenesis:
    Deposition of neurotoxic amyloid protein (peptide Aβ derived from APP) around blood vessels & neurons – extracellular plaques
    Abnormal forms of axonal microtubule protein (protein tau) in neurons ‘neurofibrillary intracellular tangles’
    Leading to Atrophy of neurons, gliosis.
  • 20. 20
    Neurofibrillary tangles &
    Extraneuronal Neuritic plaques
    Cortical Atrophy
    Alzheimers Disease:
  • 21. 21
    Alzheimer’s disease: Genetics
    Autosomal dominant genetic pattern – rare.
    4 genes on chromosomes 1, 14, 19, and 21, influence initiation and progression.
    Chromosome 21 generates the precursor protein for the amyloid protein (APP). Trisomy 21 produces early Alzheimer's disease in persons with Down syndrome.
    Chromosome 19 generates apolipoprotein (apo) 3 allelic forms ε2, ε3, and ε4, resulting in six combinations, of these risk for Alzheimer's disease is high with ε4/ ε4 & low with ε2/ε2.
  • 22. 22
    Normal
    Generation of Amyloid (Aβ) Plaque
  • 23. 23
    Alzheimer’s - Amyloid Angiopathy
    Congo-red Amyloid stain
    Amyloid core
    Dystrophic neurites
    Silver stain
    Cerebrum stained with polyclonal antibody against βA4 peptide showing amyloid deposits in plaques in brain substance (arrow A) and in blood vessel walls (arrow
  • 24. 24
    Congo Red stain & Polarised Microscopy showing apple green” birefringence
    Alzheimer’s - Amyloid Angiopathy
  • 25. Neurofibrillary Tangles
    Neurons have an internal support structure partly made up of microtubules. A protein called tau helps stabilize microtubules. In AD, tau changes, causing microtubules to collapse, and tau proteins clump together to form neurofibrillary tangles.
    Slide 18
  • 26. 26
    Neurofibrillary Tangles in AD:
    (Tau protein)
    C: Neurofibrillary (tau) tangles () within the neurons (H & E). D: Silver stain showing a neurofibrillary tangle within the neuronal cytoplasm
  • 27. 27
    Neuron degeneration- granulovcuolar.
    Several neurons display granulovacuolar degeneration of the cytoplasm. B. A neuron (center) contains an eosinophilic Hirano body (arrow).
  • 28. 28
    CNS Morphology in Alzheimer's:
    A-Neuritic Plaque, B-Amyloid
  • 29. 29
    Morphology in AD:
    Plaque around BV. NF Tangles-Intracellular
    Aβ Amyloid tau protein
  • 30. 30
    Cerebral atrophy in Alzheimer's:
  • 31. 31
    AD Morphology – Early / Preclinical
    • Degenration starts in the entorhinal cortex, then proceed to hippocampus.
    • 32. Neuronal loss leads to shrinkage.
    • 33. Changes can begin 10-20 years before symptoms appear.
    • 34. Memory loss is the first sign of AD.
    Slide 20
  • 35. 32
    AD Morphology - Mild to Moderate
    • Involves cerebral cortex
    • 36. Mild signs: Memory loss, confusion, trouble handling money, poor judgment, mood changes, and anxiety.
    • 37. Moderate signs:increased memory loss and confusion, problems recognizing people, difficulty with language and thoughts, restlessness, agitation, wandering, and repetitive statements.
    Slide 21
  • 38. 33
    AD Morphology: Severe AD
    • Extreme shrinkage of brain.
    • 39. Patients are completely dependent on others for care.
    • 40. Symptoms: weight loss, seizures, skin infections, groaning, moaning, or grunting, loss of bladder and bowel control.
    • 41. Death usually occurs from aspiration pneumonia or other infections.
    Slide 22
  • 42. 34
    AD & Intelligence.…!
    In early life, higher skills in grammar and density of ideas are associated with protection against AD in late life.
    Mentally stimulating activity protects against AD.
    Use it or loose it…..!
    Coffee protects against Alzheimers
    Tea protects against Parkinsons
  • 43. Fronto-Temporal Dementia
    Second common, Group of dementia, affecting personality, behaviour & speech,
    Memory is not affected until late*
    Younger age.
    Pick's Disease
    Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration
    Progressive Aphasia (problems speaking)
    Semantic Dementia (understanding language)
    Corticobasal Degeneration (+ motor)
    35
  • 44. 36
    Pick’s Disease:
    Severe, 40-65y, Rare.
    Selective Frontal & temporal lobe atrophy.
    Progressive aphasia / language dysfunction
    Behaviour & personality change.
    Preserved memory.
    Micro: Neurons with round intracytoplasmicPick’s bodies (tau protein)
  • 45. 37
    Knife blade Fronto-temporal atrophy in Picks.
  • 46. 38
    CNS Degenerations: Classification
    Neuronal Degenerations.
    Primary Degenerations:
    Global – Alzheimer, , Lewy body, Fronto-temporal
    Selective/System – Parkinsons, Huntingtons, MND
    Secondary Degenerations:
    Toxic, metabolic(storage), infections, nutritional.
    Disorders of Myelin:
    Demyelinating Disorders - Multiple sclerosis
    Dysmylinating disorders – Leukodystrophies.
  • 47. 39
    Systemic Degenerations:
    Degeneration in functionally related areas of the CNS
    Neuronal death  neuronophagia  fibrillary gliosis
    Dementia: Intellectual disability.
    Several types with overlapping features:
    Many show neurotransmitter abnormalities (Parkinsons, Alzheimers )
    Mostly unknown Aetiology , some genetic (Friedreich‘s)
  • 48. 40
    Huntington’s
    Dementia, depression, choreiform movement (Jerking dementia)
    5th decade. Autosomal dom.
    Huntington gene on 4p
    Excess CAG tandem repeats = severity.
    • Atrophy of caudate & putamen (striatum)
    • 49. Compensatory hydrocephalus of lateral ventricles*.
  • 41
    Normal - Huntington’s
    Atrophy
    Striatum
  • 50. 42
    Parkinson’s:
    "shaking palsy"
    Parkinsonism: Clinical sy.
    dopamine antagonists, post encephalitis.
    Toxins: MPTP(heroin),
    Parkinson’s disease – Primary atrophy of substantianigra. Dopaminergic system.
    Clinical features:
    Diminished facial expressions, stooped posture,
    Slow voluntary movements, festinating gait, rigidity & fine rolling tremors.
    tremor, bradykinesia and rigidity (45-60 years)
    Inhibition of movement & dementia in some cases.
  • 51. 43
    Pathology of Parkinson’s disease:
    Gross: Loss of pigment in substantianigra.
    Neuronal loss, degeneration,
    Loss of neurons replaced by gliosis (microglia)
    Lewy bodies (α-synuclein) in neurons.
    L
  • 52. 44
    Lewy body dementia:
    10-15% of Parkinsons with dementia (Alzheimers)
    impaired memory of recent events, confusion, language problems.
    Dementia + visual Hallucinations.
    Lewy body (α-synuclein) in many part of cortex & substantianigra(global)
    Atrophy of cortex like AD.
    cortical Lewy bodies (α-synuclein) special stain.
  • 53. 45
    Vascular Dementia: (Multi-infarct)
    Second most common after AD. Different from senile dementia.
    Different pathophysiological types.
    Mild vascular cognitive impairment – artereosclerosis.
    Multi-infarct / single large infarct
    Hypertensive lacunar lesions.
    Binswanger disese – subcortical leukoencephalopathy - boxers, trauma.
    Mixed – AD+vascular.
  • 54. Anybody who thinks money will make you happy, hasn't got it….!
  • 55. 47
    CNS Degenerations: Classification
    Neuronal Degenerations.
    Primary Degenerations:
    Global – Alzheimer, Lewybody, Fronto-temporal
    Selective/System – Parkinsons, Huntingtons, MND
    Secondary Degenerations:
    Toxic, metabolic(storage), infections, nutritional.
    Disorders of Myelin:
    Demyelinating Disorders - Multiple sclerosis
    Dysmylinating disorders – Leukodystrophies.
  • 56. 48
    Demyelinating Disorders:
    Selective myelin damage - axon sparing.
    Defective transmission of impulse.
    Prognosis  repair & axon damage.
    Types & Classification
    Immune – Multiple sclerosis
    Genetic – Metabolic, Leukodystrophy.
    Vitamin deficiency – Vit B12
    Infections – JC virus
  • 57. 49
    Multiple Sclerosis
    Commonest. CNS only.
    Autoimmune (Gen+Env+AI)
    Limb Weakness, paraesthesia
    Relapsing & remitting.
    Progressive  death in years.
    Multiple soft pink plaques of demyelination- periventricular.
    Inflammation, perivascular T lymphocytes & plasma cells.
    CSF - oligoclonal IgG.
    Reactive gliosis.
  • 58. 50
    Multiple Sclerosis Plaque:
    Section of fresh brain showing brown plaque around occipital horn of the lateral ventricle.
  • 59. 51
    Multiple Sclerosis: Demyelinated plaques
    Microscopy showed loss of myelination with many lipid macrophages.
  • 60. 52
    Multiple Sclerosis - plaques
  • 61. 53
    Multiple Sclerosis - plaques
  • 62. 54
    MS – Periventricular plaque
    MS
    Normal
    Like patches of grey matter within white matter…!
  • 63. 55
    MS- Plaques – Myelin stain.
  • 64. 56
    Multiple Sclerosis – Chronic plaque
    Sharp area of myelin loss (white area in this blue myelin stain)
    Plaque contain fibrillary astrocytes. A few lymphocytes and macrophages are present around blood vessels (V)
    Normal myelinated white matter appears blue.
  • 65. 57
    Metabolic CNS Disorders:
    Alcoholism induced CNS disorders:
    Wernicke syndrome (vit B1 def.)
    Central pontine myelinolysis
    Cortical atrophy
    Atrophy of vermis of the cerebellum
  • 66. 58
    Vitamin Def & Neuropathy:
    A - Benign intracranial hypertension (rare)
    B1 Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome
    B2 Peripheral neuropathy, ataxia,dementia
    B6 Convulsions in infants
    B12 Weakness and paraesthesiae in the lower limbs (1 & 3)
    CScurvy
    EWeakness, sensory loss, ataxia, nystagmus
  • 67. 59
    Wernicke's encephalopathy:
    Recurrent petechial hemorrhages in the hypothalamus, mamillary bodies with atrophy.
    Wernicke’s Sy: Altered Thermal regulation & consciousness, ophthalmoplegia, nystagmus.
    Korsokoff Psychosis: Loss of recent memory compensated by confabulation.
  • 68. 60
    Korsakoff's disease:
    Note: Shrunken, bodies brown mammillary bodies indicating chronic stage or Korsakoff's disease.
    Central pontine myelinolysis. Demyelination of the center of the basis pontis. Cause is unknown but is usually in chronic alcoholics and is often associated with rapid over-correction of hyponatremia.
    Alcoholic cerebellar atrophy. Shrunken folia and widened fissures of the anterior, superior vermis of the cerebellum. Another change which may be found in chronic alcoholics.
  • 69. 61
    Kernictirus – Neonatal hyperbilirubinemia
    Kern+Ictirus – yellow nuclei.
    Complication of Neonatal jaundice.
    Polycythemia,
    Hemolytic disease of new born.
    Hemolytic anemia.
  • 70. 62
    ALS_Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    Progressive motor weakness leading to death.
    Degeneration of upper motor neurons (spastic paralysis).
    Middle age, men more,
    Familial & geographic (Guam, PNG, Japan.. )
    Loss of motor neurons in lateral and ventral corticospinal tracts.
    Degeneration of lateral and ventral corticospinal tracts (myelin stain).
    Degeneration of upper motor neurons and causes spasticity, brisk reflexes, and up-going plantar responses. Lower motor neurons and their axons are not involved. Therefore, there is no muscle atrophy.
  • 71. Pathology of CNS degenerations:
  • 72. 64
    CPC-3.6– CNS –Degenerations
    Pathology - Core Learning Issues:
    Pathology & Pathogenesis of common Dementias/CNS degenerations.
    Overview of rare forms of degenerative CNS disorders.
    Dementia diagnosis & Laboratory investigations.
    Basic science - Core Learning Issues:
    Structure and function of brain
    Areas of brain dealing with higher cognitive function
    Age related changes in structure & function of brain. Senile dementia.
  • 73. 65
    …To leave the world a better place. To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived… that is success..! -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • 74. 38y recurrent limb weakness 9m, MRI ? Diagnosis
    Multiple sclerosis
    Parkinsons
    Alzheimer’s
    Huntington’s
    Pick’s disease
  • 75. 38y depression, chorea ? Diagnosis
    Multiple sclerosis
    Parkinsons
    Alzheimer’s
    Huntington’s
    Pick’s disease
  • 76. A 65 year old woman with 3y history of emotional disturbances, irritability, irresponsible and difficulty with activities of daily living. Now she has difficulty talking. Image shows appearance of her brain. What is the most likely diagnosis?
    Huntington’s disease.
    Alzheimer’s disease.
    Pick’s disease.
    Parkinson’s disease
    Multiinfarct dementia.
    Briefly discuss pathogenesis of this condition?
    List 3 gross and Microscopic feature of this disease?
    List 3 differentiating features of Alzheimers & this disease?.
  • 77. A 56-year-old man is rushed to the emergency room after collapsing while shoveling snow. The patient has no pulse on admission but is resuscitated. Laboratory studies show elevated serum levels of cardiac-specific proteins, and ECG confirms a transmural infarct of the left ventricle. The patient expires 2 weeks later of cardiac tamponade. Examination of the patient's brain at autopsy would most likely reveal necrosis of Purkinje cells and selective loss of neurons in which of the following regions?
    Frontal lobes
    Hippocampus
    Hypothalamus
    Occipital lobes
    Thalamus
  • 78. A 28 year old woman with ataxia, diplopia on lateral gaze and flashes of light on eye movement. CSF analysis shows increased proteins, lymphocytes and oligoclonalIgG bands and normal glucose. Image shows gross specimen of brain with lesions typical of this disease. What is the most likely diagnosis?
    Parkinson’s disease
    MCA infarct.
    Lacunar Infarcts.
    Multiple sclerosis.
    Viral encephalitis.
    Briefly discuss etiology & pathogenesis of this condition?
    Describe the gross features shown in the image?
    List other clinical features? What is the prognosis of this condition?
  • 79. 38y female recurrent limb weakness. Image shows white mater stained for myelin.? Diagnosis
    Multiple sclerosis
    Parkinsons
    Alzheimer’s
    Huntington’s
    Pick’s disease
  • 80. 72y Male progressive severe dementia, Image shows amyloid stain of his brain. ? Diagnosis
    Pick’s disease.
    Huntington’s disease.
    Alzheimer’s disease.
    Multi-infarct dementia.
    Senile dementia.
  • 81. 38y fem recurrent tremor & limb weakness progressive over 13 years. ? Diag
    Multiple sclerosis
    Hypertensive-stroke.
    Alzheimer’s
    Huntington’s
    Pick’s disease
  • 82. A 48 year old man with a year long history of worsening jerky, choreo-athetoid movements of all limbs, bradykinesia and rigidity. Image shows coronal section of a brain specimen showing typical features of his disease. What is the most likely diagnosis?
    Picks disease.
    Lewy body disease.
    Huntington’s disease.
    Multiple sclerosis.
    Amyotropic lateral sclerosis.
    Briefly discuss pathogenesis of this condition? (Trineucleotide repeat dis)
    Describe the gross features shown in the image?
    what other clinical features are expected in this disease?
  • 83. A 60-year-old man with a 15-year history of diabetes mellitus type II complains of deep burning pain and sensitivity to touch over his hands and fingers. Nerve conduction studies show slow transmission of impulses and diminished muscle stretch reflexes in both ankles and knees. Sensations to vibrations and light touch are also markedly diminished. Laboratory analysis of CSF shows no biochemical abnormalities. Which of the following is the most likely type of peripheral nerve disease in this patient?
    Autonomic neuropathy
    Distal polyneuropathy
    Inflammatory neuropathy
    Mononeuropathy
    Paraproteinemic polyneuropathy
  • 84. 58y M, Progressive bradykinesia, dementia & Hallucinations ? Diagnosis
    Alzheimer’s
    Parkinson’s
    Motor neurone disease
    Syringomyelia
    Lewy body disease
  • 85. A 35-year-old man with Down syndrome dies of acute lympho-blastic leukemia. Gross examination of the patient's brain at autopsy shows mild microcephaly and underdevelopment of the superior temporal gyri. Histologic examination would most likely show which of the following neuropathologic changes?
    AA amyloidosis
    Lewy body dementia
    Leukemic infiltrates
    Neurofibrillary tangles
    Old healed infarcts.
  • 86. A 35 year old HIV +ve man with Kaposisarcoma has a 3 day history of headache and confusion followed by seizures and hemiparesis. CT scan showed multiple ring-enhancing lesions. Image shows Gross appearance and MRI of a brain typical of this disorder. What is the most likely diagnosis?
    Multiple Aspergilloma.
    Cerebral TB lesions.
    Multiple Abscesses.
    Multiple sclerosis plaques.
    Cerebral metastases.
    What does “ring enhancing” lesion mean?
    Briefly discuss etiology and pathogenesis?
    List other pathologic findings expected in the brain of a AIDS patiets?.
  • 87. 38y fem, recurrent attacks of limb weakness, paraesthesia worsened over 7 years resulting in death due to respiratory failure. Image shows her brain specimen. What is the most likely Diagnosis?
    Multiinfarct dementia.
    Parkinsons disease.
    Multiple sclerosis
    Motor neurone disease.
    Lacunar infarcts.
  • 88. 52y male, dementia, depression with choreiform movements. Image of his brain(B) compared with normal (A) ?Diagnosis
    Binswanger disease
    Parkinsons disease
    Alzheimers disease
    Pick’s disease
    Huntington’s disease
    A
    B
  • 89. 78y M, Dementia, memory loss and spacial disorientation. Cortical biopsy. ? Diagnosis
    Alzheimer’s
    Parkinson’s
    Lewy body disease
    Huntington’s disease
    Pick’s disease
    Cortical biopsy - βamyloidimmunostain
  • 90. 78y, Dementia, Aphasia, Image shows Hippocampus biopsy stained with anti tau stain. ? Diagnosis
    Multiple sclerosis
    Parkinsons
    Alzheimer’s
    Multi-infarct dementia
    Pick’s disease
  • 91. 78y Male progressive severe dementia, Image shows amyloid stain of his brain.? Identify structure A
    Neurofibrillary tangles.
    Amyloid plaques.
    Amyloid Angiopathy
    Astrocytes - Gliosis.
    Neuronophagia.
  • 92. 58y female vocalist difficulty remembering songs, depression, dementia & gait abnormality. Image shows brain biopsy. What is the most likely diagnosis?
    Alzheimer’s disease.
    Pick’s disease.
    Huntington’s disease.
    Lewy body disease.
    Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
    CJD: Spongiform degeneration (vacuoles) no inflammation - Slowly progressive ataxia and dementia.
    Prion protein (APrPamyloid) – form template to make more abnormal protein (not a living being) Infection  From contaminated brain of infected animal. Prion diseases: Kuru, CJD, Scrapie, and bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease).
  • 93. 38y progressive weakness, spasticity, dysphagia and loss of muscle mass. Image shows section of spinal cord stained for myelin. Diagnosis?
    Multiple sclerosis
    Parkinsons
    Motor neurone disease
    Syringomyelia
    Spinal cord infarction.
  • 94. 30y F, 7 day history of mild tremor in her arms and impaired balance when walking. Vital signs are normal. Her symptoms disappear the following week, but recures several times over next 4 years gradually developed weakness requiring assistance when walking. Neurologic examination reveals ataxia, dysarthria, decreased vibratory sensation, absent abdominal reflexes, increased deep tendon reflexes, and a Babinski sign on the left. Fifteen years after the onset of symptoms, the patient becomes bedridden and dies. A coronal section of the patient's brain at autopsy is stained for myelin (shown). Which of the following histopathologic findings would be expected in the lesions seen in the patient's brain?
    Astrogliosis
    Lewy bodies
    Myelin loss.
    Neuritic plaques
    Neuronophagia.
  • 95. What is the best clinical description for the image?
    83y man – dementia, memory loss and disorientation.
    43y man -abnormal movements who committed suicide
    56y woman -progressive paralysis
    60y man -tremor, rigidity and dementia
    73y woman –Dementia aphasia but intact memory.
  • 96. What is the best clinical description for the image?
    AD
    HD
    ALS
    PD
    Pick
    83y man – dementia, memory loss and disorientation.
    43y man -abnormal movements who committed suicide
    56y woman -progressive paralysis
    60y man -tremor, rigidity and dementia
    73y woman –Dementia aphasia intact memory.
  • 97. 89
    CPC-3.6– KFP Questions:
    Dementia – definition, classification.
    Primary:
    Alzheimer's, Pick's, Huntington's & Diffuse Lewy body disease.
    Secondary:
    CVD, Infections, Neoplasms, haematoma, hydrocephalus.drugs and toxins metabolic, vitamin def. (e.g. B1, B2, B12).
    Demyelinating disorders:
    Multiple sclerosis, MND,
  • 98. The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing!JOHN POWELL:
  • 99. 10 – 10 – 10minutes months years
    91
    The 10-10-10 rule.
    "I wasn't living my life. My life was living me. I realised I made many of my decisions as if I was watching from a moving car. (decisions for instant pleasure…)
    “I realised all I really had to do to reclaim my life was to Start making decisions by considering their consequences in the immediate present, near term and distant future.. i.e . In ten months, in ten minutes and in ten years”.
    -- Suzy Welch.
  • 100. "Education is for ‘life’.. not for mere ‘living’ "The end of education is character"                                                               - BABA
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    MND: Case study:
    A 25 year old woman developed progressive weakness of the left arm during the second trimester of her first pregnancy.Over the next few months she developed progressive weakness of the arms and later the legs and respiratory muscles. On examination she had reduced limb reflexes, with grade 1 power in the arms and grade 1 - 2 in the legs. Wasting and fasciculation were not seen. Sensation was normal. Nerve conduction studies showed evidence of axonal degeneration in motor nerves only. Normal investigations included MRI of the brain, cervical spine and brachial plexus, sural nerve biopsy, antiganglioside antibodies, CSF examination, lyme, syphilis and HIV serology, heavy metal levels, hexosaminidase levels, SOD-1 gene and mitochondrial DNA analyses. 10 months after the onset of her symptoms she required ventilation. Despite treatment with intravenous gammaglobulin, methyl prednisolone and plasma exchange her condition deteriorated and she became globally weak and areflexic, with involvement of bulbar muscles. Ocular movements were preserved until shortly before death. At times she appeared inappropriately cheerful, but cognition was normal. Sensation and autonomic function remained normal throughout the disease duration. She was ventilated for 27 months prior to death.
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    MND: Atrophy of anterior nerve roots.
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    Case study 1
    62-year-old minister is having trouble composing his sermons.
    wife tells that members of the church have complained that the pastor is making many mistakes. (Patient denies)
    "I can't grasp the profounder thoughts.“
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    Case study 2
    A 73y widow, brought by daughter. She lives alone, and continues to drive.
    The daughter reports that her mother has become more disoriented during telephone conversations. Discussions with the mother's friends reveal memory lapses and inappropriate decisions.
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    Case study 3
    A 62-year-old tool-and-die maker, accompanied by his wife, appears for an office visit. He has no physical complaints, but his wife reports a progressive decline in his short-term memory.
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    Case study 4
    64y male, 2-year history severe depression. insomnia and early morning wakening. The patient typically woke feeling "unrefreshed", and the collateral history from the spouse suggested that the patient was "less active" during sleep, with reduced turning, and a tendency to sleep on his back throughout the night.
    attention and concentration were impaired, experiencing "slowing" and "difficulty getting going" with tasks. The patient reported feeling suspicious of others, and had concerns that people intended him harm. However, the patient did not describe any hallucinations.
    When questioned further, the patient reported that he was slower in his day-to-day activities, gait change, uncontrolled walking gait.. with a reduction in spontaneity and physical activity. He also reported a relatively recent onset of anxiety and irritability with associated tremor, which he thought was perhaps more marked on the left side. His appetite and weight were unchanged.
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    Neuropathies And Myopathies
    Neuronal / Muscular damage:
    Causes:
    Hereditary Motor & Sensory neuropathies
    Inflammatory - Diphtheria,
    Infectious: HZV, HIV, Leprosy
    Acquired/ Metabolic: Diabetes, Uraemia
    Vitamin B12 def
    Toxins: Alcohol, Lead toxicity, Drugs
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    Diabetic Neuropathy
    Types:
    Distal symmetric sensory neuropathy: tingling numbness, loss of pain in toes, hands, legs.
    Autonomic neuropathy
    Focal asymmetric neuropathy: cranial/ peripheral nerve involvement
    Pathogenesis:
    Microangiopathy, ischemia, Hyperosmolar cell damage by polyols, myelin loss in sensory nerves.
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    Herpetic Neuralgia (HZ infection)
    Sensory ganglia of spinal cord & brain stem.
    Reactivation of latent infection following decrease in cell mediated immunity.
    Painful vesicular lesions in the distribution of sensory dermatome, trigeminal nerve.
    Intranuclearinclusions are generally not found in the peripheral nerve lesions.
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    Inflammatory/ Immune Neuropathy (Guillain-Barre Syndrome):
    Life threatening spinal neuropathy following an acute viral illness:
    Clinical Features:
    Distal limb weakness & paraesthesia which progresses to affect proximal muscles (Ascending Paralysis)
    Death usually due to respiratory paralysis
    Pathogenesis:
    T-cell mediated response, inflammation of peripheral nerves & segmental demyelination
    Pathology:
    CSF: Albumino-Cytological dissociation
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    Myopathies:
    Muscular degeneration, weakness & wasting.
    3 main groups
    Muscular dystrophies – Abnormal structure.
    Myositis – Inflammation / immune.
    Myopathy- Degeneration. Usually sec to systemic disease: eg.Thyrotoxicosis or Neurogenic muscular atrophy.
  • 112. Brain Activity: PET Scan (language skills)
    Hearing Words Speaking Words Seeing Words Thinking about Words
    Different mental activities take place in different parts of the brain. Positron emission tomography (PET) scans can measure this activity.
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    Cerebral atrophy in Alzheimer's:
    Hippocampus
    Atrophy
    Severe cortical atrophy, narrow gyri, wider sulci.
    White matter loss leading to dilated ventricles (compensatory hydrocephalus).
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    System Degenrations: