A new MAPT deletion in a case of speech apraxia leading to corticobasal syndrome

Giulia Mazzon, Alina Menichelli, Antonella Fabretto, Tatiana Cattaruzza, Paolo Manganotti

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Abstract

Speech apraxia is a disorder of speech motor planning/programming leading to slow rate, articulatory distortion, and distorted sound substitutions. We describe the clinical profile evolution of a patient presenting with slowly progressive isolated speech apraxia that eventually led to the diagnosis of corticobasal syndrome (CBS), supporting the evidence that this rare speech disorder can be the first presentation of CBS. Moreover, we found a novel variant in MAPT gene, which is hypothesized to be disease-causing mutation. These results underscore the importance of genetic analysis–particularly in selected atypical cases–for in vivo understanding of possible pathophysiological disease process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)140-144
Number of pages5
JournalNeurocase
Volume24
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 4 2018

Keywords

  • corticobasal syndrome
  • language disorders
  • MAPT mutation
  • parkinsonism
  • Speech apraxia
  • tauopathies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Neurology

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