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Simplified Braak and Braak Staging Scheme of Chu et al for Alzheimer-Related Neurofibrillary Changes

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Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

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Neurofibrillary tangles (NFT) are a histologic marker for Alzheimer's disease. The complete staging system of Braak and Braak for Alzheimer-related changes in the human brain (Figure 1, page 240) is fairly complex. Chu et al used a simplified scheme based on the minimum number of sections suggested by Braak and Braak.

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