Relative preservation of 'animate' knowledge in an atypical presentation of herpes simplex virus encephalitis.

@article{Lowe2005RelativePO,
  title={Relative preservation of 'animate' knowledge in an atypical presentation of herpes simplex virus encephalitis.},
  author={Christine Lowe and Stephanie Knapp and Matthew A Lambon Ralph},
  journal={Neurocase},
  year={2005},
  volume={11 3},
  pages={157-66}
}
A comprehensive battery of neuropsychological tests designed to assess primary cognitive functions, including language and semantic memory, was given to MG, a patient with confirmed herpes simplex virus encephalitis. MG's initial jargon aphasia resolved over time to leave her with a mild phonological impairment. She had a very mild amnesia that was worse for verbal material and a category-specific impairment of semantic memory. This latter impairment resulted in a significant anomia that was… CONTINUE READING

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