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What causes Pick's disease?

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Up to 25% of people with Pick's disease received a gene that causes it from a parent. Experts aren't sure why it happens in other cases.

From: What Is Pick's Disease? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Alzheimer's Association: "Brain Tour," "Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD)."

The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration: "Pick's Disease."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Frontotemporal Dementia." 

National Organization for Rare Disorders: "Frontotemporal Degeneration."

Medscape: "Pick Disease."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 15, 2018

SOURCES:

Alzheimer's Association: "Brain Tour," "Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD)."

The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration: "Pick's Disease."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Frontotemporal Dementia." 

National Organization for Rare Disorders: "Frontotemporal Degeneration."

Medscape: "Pick Disease."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 15, 2018

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