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Neurodegenerative diseases (see 6.08 Neurodegeneration) include: AD; Parkinson's disease; amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS); demyelinating diseases, e.g., multiple sclerosis: neuropathies, e.g., diabetic, HIV, and chemotoxin-induced; Down's syndrome (DS); prion diseases, e.g., Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease; tauopathies, e.g., Pick's disease, frontal temporal dementia with Parkinsonism (FTDP); trinucleotide repeat or polyglutamine (polyQ) diseases, e.g., Huntington's disease (HD); spinocerebellar ataxias (SCA); dentatorubral-pallidolysian atrophy (DRPLA); Friedreich's ataxia; multiple systems atrophy (MSA); stroke and traumatic brain injury.

Current treatment strategies for all neurodegenerative disorders, where available, are palliative.

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