Proposed diagnostic framework for the right temporal variant of frontotemporal dementia

Takeaway

  • The right temporal variant of frontotemporal dementia (rtvFTD) has a unique clinical presentation and the authors here propose a framework for defining the diagnostic criteria. Prosopagnosia, or face blindness, was the most unique symptom of rtvFTD.

Why this matters ?

    Current diagnostic criteria do not cover specific symptoms of the rtvFTD, and accurate detection is challenging resulting in misdiagnosis as either behavioral variant FTD (bvFTD) or Alzheimer’s disease.