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A child with mutism after bilateral thalamic infarction.
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PMID:  22001246     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The occurence of mutism after thalamic lesions has rarely been observed before adulthood. We report a 6.5-year-old girl who presented with sudden mutism with a decreased level of alertness. Her MRI revealed a T2-fluid attenuated inversion recovery hyperintensity in both thalami, which suggested bithalamic infarction in the territory of the thalamo-perforating arteries and, more specifically, the para-median territories. Mutism was followed by a deficit of speech initiation with slow and slurred speech. Her speech returned to normal at 3months after the onset of symptoms. Thus mutism could be the equivalent of akinetic mutism limited to the speech sphere.
C Pluchon; N Jaafari; M-N Loiseau-Corvez; A Parizel; P Vandermarcq; R Hankard; R Gil
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-10-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-2653     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
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Created Date:  2011-10-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9433352     Medline TA:  J Clin Neurosci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Service de Neurologie, Unité de Neuropsychologie et Rééducation du Langage, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (CHU) de Poitiers, Université de Poitiers, 2 rue de la Milétrie, 86021, Poitiers, France.
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