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Intracytoplasmic, eosinophilic, round to elongated inclusions found in vacuoles of injured or fragmented neurons. The presence of Lewy bodies is the histological marker of the degenerative changes in LEWY BODY DISEASE and PARKINSON DISEASE but they may be seen in other neurological conditions. They are typically found in the substantia nigra and locus coeruleus but they are also seen in the basal forebrain, hypothalamic nuclei, and neocortex.
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Incidental Lewy body disease: do some cases represent a preclinical stage of dementia with Lewy bodies? Neurobiol Aging. 2011 May; 32(5):857-63.
Essential tremor associated with focal nonnigral Lewy bodies: a clinicopathologic study. Arch Neurol. 2005 Jun; 62(6):1004-7.
Distinctive neuropathology revealed by alpha-synuclein antibodies in hereditary parkinsonism and dementia linked to chromosome 4p. Acta Neuropathol. 2000 Jun; 99(6):663-72.
Hereditary form of parkinsonism--dementia. Ann Neurol. 1998 Jun; 43(6):768-81.
Exclusion of genetic linkage to 4q21-23 and 17q21 in a family with Lewy body parkinsonism. Am J Med Genet. 1998 Mar 28; 81(2):166-71.