Pick Disease Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Jun 06, 2014
  • Author: A M Barrett, MD, FAAN, FANA, FASNR; 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