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Slowly progressive apraxia: two case studies.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8336174     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Two patients with a slowly progressive and severe motor apraxia are presented. In one case, there was only apraxia; in the other there was moderate memory disturbance and a mild decline of global intellectual ability, suggesting a more widespread cognitive dysfunction. In this second case, recognition of the correct use of objects was also severely impaired, suggesting a disturbance of motor knowledge. In both cases, apraxia was asymmetrical, and associated with a contralateral atrophy of the upper parietal cortex, suggesting a differential involvement of separate action systems for each hand.
Authors:
P Azouvi; C Bergego; L Robel; N Marlier; I Durand; J P Held; B Bussel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurology     Volume:  240     ISSN:  0340-5354     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neurol.     Publication Date:  1993 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-08-26     Completed Date:  1993-08-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0423161     Medline TA:  J Neurol     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  347-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Service de Rééducation Neurologique, Hôpital Raymond Poincaré, Garches, France.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Apraxias* / diagnosis,  physiopathology
Atrophy
Cerebral Cortex / pathology,  radiography
Female
Humans
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Male
Middle Aged
Neuropsychological Tests
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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