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Disease Alexia, Pure

Name Alexia, Pure
Synonyms Agnosias, Visual Verbal | Agnosia, Visual Verbal | Agraphia, Alexia Without | Agraphias, Alexia Without | Alexias, Pure | Alexia Syndrome Without Agraphia | Alexia Without Agraphia | Alexia Without Agraphias | Blindnesses, Pure Word | Blindness, Pure Word | Pure Alexia | Pure Alexias | Pure Alexia Without Agraphia | Pure Word Blindness | Pure Word Blindnesses | Verbal Agnosias, Visual | Verbal Agnosia, Visual | Visual Verbal Agnosia | Visual Verbal Agnosias | Without Agraphia, Alexia | Without Agraphias, Alexia | Word Blindnesses, Pure | Word Blindness, Pure
Definition Loss of the power to comprehend written materials despite preservation of the ability to write (i.e., alexia without agraphia). This condition is generally attributed to lesions that 'disconnect' the visual cortex of the non-dominant hemisphere from language centers in the dominant hemisphere. This may occur when a dominant visual cortex injury is combined with underlying white matter lesions that involve crossing fibers from the occipital lobe of the opposite hemisphere. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p483)
Categories Mental disorder | Nervous system disease | Signs and symptoms
MeSH® ID D020237

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1. DiseasesNervous System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neurologic Manifestations Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neurobehavioral Manifestations Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Communication Disorders Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Language Disorders Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Dyslexia Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Dyslexia, Acquired Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Alexia, Pure Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
2. DiseasesPathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Signs and Symptoms Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neurologic Manifestations Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neurobehavioral Manifestations Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Communication Disorders Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Language Disorders Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Dyslexia Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Dyslexia, Acquired Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Alexia, Pure Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
3. DiseasesMental Disorders Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neurocognitive Disorders Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Dyslexia, Acquired Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Alexia, Pure Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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