Coprolalia in aphasic patients with stroke: a longitudinal observation from the BLAS2T database

Fazlallah Afshangian, Mohammad Nami, Amin Abolhasani Foroughi, Amir Rahimi, Ryan Husak, Franco Fabbro, Barbara Tomasino, Christine Kremer, for the BLAS2T (Bilingual Aphasia in Stroke-Study Team)

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The BLAS2T (bilingual aphasia in stroke-study team) initiative has been a multi-center attempt to investigate longitudinal changes in language function in a cohort of stroke subjects. This report discusses linguistic performance in four cases from the BLAS2T database who demonstrated coprolalia as an irresistible urge to say obscene words. Coprolalia was found to partly resolve in a 30-day follow-up in three cases. Recognition of coprolalia and language recovery patterns in bilingual aphasic patients with stroke would potentially lead to their even better individualized care and neurolinguistic/cognitive rehabilitation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-262
Number of pages14
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2 2017


  • bilingual aphasia
  • Coprolalia
  • linguistic performance
  • stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Neurology

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