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Olfactory swabbing in prion and other neurodegenerative disorders

Olfactory mucosa swabbing might represent a first-line and non-invasive screening procedure in patients with suspected neurodegenerative dementia. Hence the possibility of implementing early therapy to halt the evolution of diseases such as Creutzfeldt-Jakob, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s.

Gianluigi Zanusso M.D., Ph.D.,
Associate Professor of Neurology, Department of Neurosciences, Biomedicine and Movement Sciences, University of Verona