Progressive neuropsychological and extrapyramidal deterioration resembling progresive supranuclear palsy: is aphasia relevant for correct diagnosis?

Erminio Capitani, Marcella Laiacona, Riccardo Barbarotto

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Abstract

We describe the case of a woman presenting with a clinical syndrome closely resembling progressive supranuclear palsy, who also showed some progressive neuropsychological defects (aphasia and apraxia) not consistent with a simple loss of timing and activation as is generally postulated in this pathology. The case is discussed with regard to the definition of subcortical dementia and the possible alternative diagnosis of corticobasal degeneration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)347-351
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
Volume242
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1993

Keywords

  • Aphasia
  • Progressive supranuclear palsy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Neurology

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