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Cortical sensory loss in a patient with posterior cortical atrophy: a case report.
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PMID:  15849159     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Patients with posterior cortical atrophy (PCA) who present with initial symptoms of higher visual function deficits eventually develop alexia, aphasia, and components of Balint's syndrome or Gerstmann's syndrome. Recently, pathological findings were reported for these patients that are generally suggestive of Alzheimer's disease even though Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) was presumed as an alternative cause of some autopsy-diagnosed PCA cases. Here, we report a case with a four-year progression of cognitive and higher visual function deterioration, and with features not described in previously reported PCA cases (i.e., a distinct sensory complaint and early frontal lobe involvement). To summarize, this case belongs to perceptual-motor syndrome of asymmetric cortical degeneration and the underlying neuropathology is more suggestive of Alzheimer's disease than of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
Jung-Lung Hsu; Wei-Hung Chen; Hou-Chang Chiu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurocase     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1355-4794     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurocase     Publication Date:  2004 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-04-25     Completed Date:  2005-06-06     Revised Date:  2011-03-01    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9511374     Medline TA:  Neurocase     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  48-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurology, Shin Kong WHS Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Atrophy / pathology
Brain Diseases / complications*,  pathology*
Brain Mapping
Cerebral Cortex / pathology*
Cognition Disorders / etiology,  pathology
Disease Progression
Electroencephalography / methods
Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods
Middle Aged
Neuropsychological Tests
Vision Disorders / etiology*,  pathology*

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