Posterior cortical atrophy with prominent alexia without agraphia in a Tourette syndrome

Nina Antonetta Fragassi, Laura Chiacchio, Luca Errichiello, Sabina Pappatà, Maria Rosaria Tedeschi, Pasquale Striano, Salvatore Striano

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Abstract

We report for the first time a patient with childhood-onset Tourette's syndrome (TS) who developed alexia without agraphia, acalculia, visual agnosia for objects and faces, and preserved mnesic functions in older age. Neuroimaging studies demonstrated temporo-parietooccipital cortical atrophy and fronto-temporo-parietooccipital hypometabolism, both more prominent on the left side. This case fulfils the diagnostic criteria of posterior cortical atrophy (PCA). The possible link between TS and PCA is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1129-1133
Number of pages5
JournalNeurological Sciences
Volume32
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011

Keywords

  • Alexia
  • Alexia without agraphia
  • Dementia
  • Posterior cortical atrophy
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Visual agnosia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Dermatology

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    Fragassi, N. A., Chiacchio, L., Errichiello, L., Pappatà, S., Tedeschi, M. R., Striano, P., & Striano, S. (2011). Posterior cortical atrophy with prominent alexia without agraphia in a Tourette syndrome. Neurological Sciences, 32(6), 1129-1133. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10072-011-0760-8