Beijing finds a 19-year-old patient diagnosed with “Alzheimer’s”

Beijing finds a 19-year-old patient diagnosed with “Alzheimer’s”

BEIJING, Feb. 6 (Xinhua) — Xuanwu Hospital. Affiliated with Nakhon Luang Medical University in Beijing of China It was revealed that a 19-year-old patient was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. This is a rare case. Because most patients with this disease tend to be in the elderly population.

Jia Longfei, a neurology physician at the hospital The patient, who was 17 years old, began to develop amnesia, and he had trouble remembering events from the previous day.

Xuanwu Hospital performs a variety of tests on patients, including the cerebrospinal fluid index test and PET scan, which are the world’s most reliable methods for diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease.

The scan images indicated that the patient had mild hippocampal atrophy and abnormal cerebrospinal fluid index. Documents relating to the patient’s clinical diagnosis have been published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Jia said Alzheimer’s disease is linked to many factors, such as the patient’s physical condition, genetics and lifestyle. In the past few years, there has been a tendency for people to have this disease at a young age. Some patients with early Alzheimer’s disease have a gene mutation. Advances in disease detection technology are also enabling physicians to diagnose more young patients.


(Xinhua file photo: People walk on a commercial street in Wuhan. Central China’s Hubei Province, March 28, 2021)

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