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Lewy body

(loo-wē)
[Frederic H. Lewy, Ger. neurologist, 1885–1950]
A neuronal cell with pigmented inclusion bodies. They are found in the brain in the substantia nigra and locus ceruleus, esp. in patients with a unique form of dementia with some Parkinsonian features, known as "dementia with Lewy bodies."
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LBD, which can lead to what is known as Lewy body dementia as well as Parkinson's disease, is associated with problems with movement, cognition, depression, sleep, and visual hallucinations.
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Lewy Body Disease which can lead to Parkinson's disease and Lewy Body Dementia, is also associated with problems with cognition, depression, sleep, and visual hallucinations.
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Williams suffered from dementia caused by Lewy body disease and took his own life in August 2014.
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