Slowly progressive aphasia associated with surface dyslexia

L. Chiacchio, D. Grossi, M. Stanzione, L. Trojano

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Abstract

We report an Italian patient affected by slowly progressive aphasia (SPA) lasting since four years when he first came to our observation. During the successive four years, we documented a progressive language decline resembling transcortical sensory aphasia, associated with a reading disorder corresponding to surface dyslexia, a form extremely rare in patients with native transparent language. His performance at standard intelligence tasks remained in the normal range, without any variation. CT scan showed left temporal atrophy. We emphasize the heterogeneity of the syndrome of SPA and suggest that it can represent one of the pictures of focal cortical degenerative disease, with variable onset, progression, and evolution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-152
Number of pages8
JournalCortex
Volume29
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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