Hanja alexia with agraphia after left posterior inferior temporal lobe infarction: a case study.

@article{Kwon2002HanjaAW,
  title={Hanja alexia with agraphia after left posterior inferior temporal lobe infarction: a case study.},
  author={Jay Cheol Kwon and Hyun Jeong Lee and Juhee Chin and Young Mi Lee and HyangHee Kim and Duk L. Na},
  journal={Journal of Korean Medical Science},
  year={2002},
  volume={17},
  pages={91 - 95}
}
Korean written language is composed of ideogram (Hanja) and phonogram (Hangul), as Japanese consists of Kanji (ideogram) and Kana (phonogram). Dissociation between ideogram and phonogram impairment after brain injury has been reported in Japanese, but few in Korean. We report a 64-yr-old right-handed man who showed alexia with agraphia in Hanja but preserved Hangul reading and writing after a left posterior inferior temporal lobe infarction. Interestingly, the patient was an expert in Hanja; he… CONTINUE READING