Isolated retrograde amnesia for autobiographical material associated with acute left temporal lobe encephalitis.

@article{Hokkanen1995IsolatedRA,
  title={Isolated retrograde amnesia for autobiographical material associated with acute left temporal lobe encephalitis.},
  author={Laura Hokkanen and Jyrki Launes and Risto Vataja and Leena Valanne and Matti V. Iivanainen},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={1995},
  volume={25 1},
  pages={203-8}
}
Retrograde amnesia for autobiographical material in the absence of anterograde amnesia or other memory disturbances was found in a patient with acute viral encephalitis. Memory loss showed a temporal gradient, but new learning was spared. Both brain perfusion imaging with 99mTc-HMPAO SPECT, and EEG localized the lesion in the left temporal lobe while CT and MRI were normal. This observation supports the anatomical differentiation between the different memory functions. The uncommon combination… CONTINUE READING
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