Prosopagnosia following nonconvulsive status epilepticus associated with a left fusiform gyrus malformation.

@article{Wright2006ProsopagnosiaFN,
  title={Prosopagnosia following nonconvulsive status epilepticus associated with a left fusiform gyrus malformation.},
  author={Helen Wright and Joanna Wardlaw and Andrew W. Young and Adam Zeman},
  journal={Epilepsy & behavior : E&B},
  year={2006},
  volume={9 1},
  pages={197-203}
}
A 67-year-old, right-handed woman became unable to recognize familiar faces following a period of nonconvulsive status epilepticus. Neuropsychological assessment revealed a relatively selective impairment of familiar face recognition in the absence of low-level visual deficits or widespread cognitive impairment. MRI scanning demonstrated an isolated lesion, probably a venous angioma, involving the left fusiform gyrus, mirror-symmetrical to the site typically linked to prosopagnosia. Potential… CONTINUE READING