The aim of this paper is to show the original diagnostic protocol and the neuro-rehabilitation program for the clinical syndrome of alexia without agraphia
of vascular etiology.
Reversible alexia without agraphia
due to migraine.
Alexia without agraphia
is a syndrome involving impaired communication between the inferior portion of the splenium of the corpus callosum and the medial occipitotemporal gyrus of the dominant hemisphere .
Since knowledge of the characteristic of agraphia
in patients with AD or MCI is still lacking, this study could provide some baseline data in this field.
(1981) Phonological agraphia
and the lexical route in writing.
Syndrome of finger agnosia, disorientation for right and left, agraphia
* inability to locate the words to write (agraphia
(1985) "Cognitive analysis of a case of pure agraphia
The plot in novelist Howard Engel's new memoir involves the treatment of a rare neurological condition called alexia sine agraphia
, which has whacked his ability to read but not his capacity to write.
The clinical features that are more common with a dominant left cerebral hemisphere lesion include aphasia, agraphia
, acalculia, apraxias, a left gaze preference, a right visual field deficit along with right-sided hemiparesis, and a right-sided hemisensory loss.
The MMSE is a 30-point structured clinician-rated interview scale incorporating pencil-and-paper tasks for assessing nine items: memory, orientation, attention, verbal fluency, nominal aphasia, receptive aphasia plus receptive apraxia, alexia, agraphia
, and constructional apraxia .
For example, alexia and agraphia
(difficulty reading and writing numbers) is almost always associated with lesions to the left hemisphere which also frequently involve neurological systems associated with aphasia (word retrieval difficulties) and reading disorders.