A RARE PRESENILE DEMENTIA ASSOCIATED WITH CORTICAL BLINDNESS (HEIDENHAIN'S SYNDROME)

@article{Meyer1954ARP,
  title={A RARE PRESENILE DEMENTIA ASSOCIATED WITH CORTICAL BLINDNESS (HEIDENHAIN'S SYNDROME)},
  author={A. Meyer and D. Leigh and C. E. Bagg},
  journal={Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry},
  year={1954},
  volume={17},
  pages={129 - 133}
}
FromtheDepartment ofNeuropathology, Institute ofPsychiatry, London, andSt.Ebba's Hospital, Epsom In1929Heidenhain reported three cases ofwhat hecalled apeculiar formofpresenile disease. In hisfirst casethepatient (Eckert), amanaged55,after anattack ofinfluenza, begantosuffer fromheadaches, sleeplessness, andfleeting limbpains. His vision deteriorated rapidly andhebecame demented. Othersigns ofthedisorder included dysarthria, ataxia, athetotic movements, anda rigidity ofall fourlimbs without… Expand
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