Pick’s disease and subdural haematoma: A diagnostic red herring

  • Philip Adebayo
  • Funmilola Taiwo
  • Fatma Bakshi
  • Sunham Nur
Keywords: Neurodegenrative disease, Subdural haematoma, Exhibitionism, Disinhibition, Frontotemporal disease, Dementia


Frontotemporal dementia (FTD), otherwise known as Pick’s disease, is a clinically heterogeneous group of sporadic and familial neurodegenerative diseases. These conditions are characterized by dementia, behavioural and language dysfunction and loss of executive skills resulting from the degeneration of the frontal and temporal lobes. Although reversible causes of dementia are always sought during the evaluation of patients with progressive cognitive decline, the occurrence of a reversible aetiology may distract from evaluating for neurodegenerative causes of dementia. This report is about a 66-year old man with features of FTD and superimposed chronic subdural haematoma.


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