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Capgras syndrome in dementia with Lewy bodies: a possible association of severe cortical Lewy body pathology

Shunsuke Koga1, Dennis W. Dickson1, Zbigniew K. Wszolek2
Pubmed: 34846065
Neurol Neurochir Pol 2021;55(6):592-594.


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