Primary progressive aphasia

@article{Mesulam2001PrimaryPA,
  title={Primary progressive aphasia},
  author={M. Mesulam},
  journal={Annals of Neurology},
  year={2001},
  volume={49}
}
  • M. Mesulam
  • Published 2001
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Annals of Neurology
Primary progressive aphasia (PPA) is a focal dementia characterized by an isolated and gradual dissolution of language function. The disease starts with word‐finding disturbances (anomia) and frequently proceeds to impair the grammatical structure (syntax) and comprehension (semantics) of language. The speech output in PPA can be fluent or nonfluent. Memory, visual processing, and personality remain relatively well‐preserved until the advanced stages and help to distiguish PPA from frontal lobe… Expand
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