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International Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease
Volume 2012, Article ID 587215, 6 pages
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Review Article

History, Present, and Progress of Frontotemporal Dementia in China: A Systematic Review

1Department of Neurology and Institute of Neurology, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200025, China
2Neuroscience Research Australia and the University of New South Wales, Randwick, NSW 2052, Australia
3Department of Epidemiology, Public Health School, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200025, China
4Shanghai Mental Health Center, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200025, China

Received 17 October 2011; Accepted 18 January 2012

Academic Editor: Francesco Panza

Copyright © 2012 Ru-Jing Ren et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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