Primary amnesia of insidious onset with subsequent stabilisation

F. Lucchelli, E. De Renzi, D. Perani, F. Fazio

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Abstract

A patient had a slowly developing amnesic syndrome that remained substantially unchanged during the two and a half years of observation. Intellectual skills were excellent and there was no language, perception, praxis, or calculation deficit. The memory impairment involved verbal and visual learning, sparing spatial learning and, to a large extent, retrograde memory. Magnetic resonance imaging was normal, but PET showed a hypometabolism of the left temporal mesial region and thalamus. This case extends the spectrum of monosymptomatic cognitive disorders, previously reported in the area of language, praxis, and visual recognition, to amnesia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1366-1370
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
Volume57
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994

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Amnesia
Language
Verbal Learning
Temporal Lobe
Thalamus
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Observation
Recognition (Psychology)
Spatial Learning

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology

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Primary amnesia of insidious onset with subsequent stabilisation. / Lucchelli, F.; De Renzi, E.; Perani, D.; Fazio, F.

In: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, Vol. 57, No. 11, 1994, p. 1366-1370.

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Lucchelli, F. ; De Renzi, E. ; Perani, D. ; Fazio, F. / Primary amnesia of insidious onset with subsequent stabilisation. In: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. 1994 ; Vol. 57, No. 11. pp. 1366-1370.
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