Paraneoplastic encephalitis presenting as pure word deafness in a patient with small cell lung cancer


Pure word deafness (PWD) is a rare neuropsychologic syndrome characterized by the inability to comprehend and repeat speech and defective writing to dictation with preserved ability to identify nonverbal sounds [1]. A 52-year-old right-handed man with a history of 105-pack-year smoking history presented with suddenonset difficulties understanding spoken… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00415-012-6699-8

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