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Neurology India
Medknow Publications on behalf of the Neurological Society of India
ISSN: 0028-3886
EISSN: 0028-3886
Vol. 59, No. 3, 2011, pp. 432-434
Bioline Code: ni11124
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Neurology India, Vol. 59, No. 3, 2011, pp. 432-434

 en Aphemia as a presenting symptom in acute stroke
Ojha, Pawan K.; Nandavar, Shobha; Pearson, Dawn M. & Demchuk, Andrew M.


Aphemia is an apraxia of speech characterized by complete articulatory failure in the presence of preserved writing, comprehension and oropharyngeal function and can be the presenting manifestation of acute stroke. The responsible lesion is commonly in the left inferior frontal gyrus or the left motor cortex near the face M1 area. Three patients who developed aphemia due to acute ischemic stroke are described here. All had apraxia of speech due to acute infarct in the left motor cortex near face M1 area. Understanding the underlying speech disorder is crucial in planning the appropriate rehabilitation strategy.

Aphemia, apraxia of speech, stroke

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