Pick Disease Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Jun 06, 2014
  • Author: A M Barrett, MD; Chief Editor: Jasvinder Chawla, MD, MBA  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Conditions to consider in the differential diagnosis of Pick disease include the following:

  • Rarely, subcortical stroke, for example affecting the striatum
  • Primary brain tumors of the frontal lobe, pituitary, or related regions
  • Adult polyglucosan body disease
  • Chronic meningitis
  • Hashimoto encephalopathy
  • Hemochromatosis (controversial)
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
  • Olfactory groove meningioma
  • Sequential bilateral thalamic strokes
  • Herpes simplex encephalitis

Differential Diagnoses