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Cases of aphasia or neglect due to Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

Hillis, Argye Elizabeth and Selnes, Ola
Cases of aphasia or neglect due to Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Aphasiology, 13(9-11), 1999, pages 743-754.

Abstract

Two patients with CJD whose deficits are attributable to damage to selective cognitive mechanisms are described. One patient presented with 'pure word deafness' with severe anemia and progressed to Global aphasia. EEG and SPECT showed left cortical abnormalities. The other presented with progressive left neglect and digressive speech with meager interpretive content, but never developed aphasia. EEG showed right cortical abnormalities. These cases provide evidence that CJD can begin focally and unilaterally. Several cases of progressive aphasia due to CJD have been described, but this may be the first reported case of progressive right hemisphere dysfunction due to CJD.

EPrint Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:PROGRESSIVE APHASIA; SPATIAL NEGLECT; LANGUAGE
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1149
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (1998 : 28th : Asheville, NC : June 1998)
Conference Date:June 1998
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
Publication:Aphasiology
Volume:13
Number:9-11
Pages:743-754
Publication Location:London
ISSN:1464-5041
Alternative Locations:http://taylorandfrancis.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&issn=0268-7038&volume=13&issue=9&spage=743, http://taylorandfrancis.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&id=doi:10.1080/026870399401849
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