Dopaminergic Positron Emission Tomography Study on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis/ParkinsonismÃ¢ÂÂDementia Complex in Kii, JapanYasumasa Kokubo1*, Kenji Ishii2, Satoru Morimoto3, Maya Mimuro4, Ryogen Sasaki5, Shigeo Murayama3 and Shigeki Kuzuhara6
- *Corresponding Author:
- Yasumasa Kokubo
Kii ALS/PDC Research Center
Mie University, Graduate School of Regional Innovation Studies
Mie 514-8507, Japan
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Received date: February 06, 2017; Accepted date: February 28, 2017; Published date: March 07, 2017
Citation: Kokubo Y, Ishii K, Morimoto S, Mimuro M, Sasaki R, et al. (2017) Dopaminergic Positron Emission Tomography Study on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis/Parkinsonism–Dementia Complex in Kii, Japan. J Alzheimers Dis Parkinsonism 7:311. doi:10.4172/2161-0460.1000311
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Background: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and parkinsonism-dementia complex in the Kii peninsula, Japan (Kii ALS/PDC) is an endemic and rare neurodegenerative disease. We conducted positron emission tomography (PET) study using C-11 CFT (2-b-carbomethoxy-3b-(4-fluorophenyl) tropane) and C-11 Raclopride for two patients with Kii ALS/PDC. Objective and methods: Patient #1 was 64 years old male having 12 years’ duration of the illness. Patient #2 was 68 years old female having 7 years’ duration of the illness. Results: In patient #1, CFT-PET showed marked decreased uptake in the bilateral corpus striatum, almost no signal in the posterior part of the putamen. RAC-PET showed mild decrease in the bilateral caudate nucleus and slight increase in the posterior part of the putamen. In patient #2, CFT-PET showed severe decrease in the bilateral corpus striatum, marked decrease in the posterior part of the putamen and in the caudate nucleus. RACPET showed the mild decrease in the bilateral corpus striatum. Conclusion: These results were compatible with L-dopa resistant Parkinsonism and similar to those of PSP.