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Medical News & Perspectives
April 28, 2021

Neurologist Faces His Alzheimer Diagnosis Determined to Lessen Stigma Surrounding the Disease

JAMA. 2021;325(19):1926-1928. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.5333

Case reports are a mainstay of medical journal publishing, but a recent report in a dementia journal came with an unusual twist. The 66-year-old patient had received a controversial experimental monoclonal antibody for Alzheimer disease in an open-label extension of a clinical trial. Suddenly, his blood pressure soared, he had explosive headaches, and he could no longer read.

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