Young‐onset dementia diagnosis, management and care

Samantha M Loi, Monica Cations and Dennis Velakoulis
Med J Aust 2023; 219 (2): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.51995
Published online: 17 July 2023

In reply: We thank Bahlo1 for the response to our narrative review2 and agree that the developments in whole genome sequencing (WGS) justify increased use of this technique in determining genetic abnormalities in young‐onset dementia. The C9orf72 repeat expansion is the most important genetic cause of frontotemporal dementia.3

  • 1 University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC
  • 2 Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, VIC
  • 3 Flinders University, Adelaide, SA


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