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Pure Alexia Summary

Description: 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)

Also Known As: Alexia, Pure; Alexia Syndrome Without Agraphia; Pure Alexia Without Agraphia; Pure Word Blindness; Visual Verbal Agnosia Show All >>

Networked: 11 relevant articles (0 outcomes, 0 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Pure Alexia

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Carbon Monoxide : 2 results : IBA
  2. Fluorodeoxyglucose F18 (Fludeoxyglucose F 18) : 1 result : FDA 2
  3. Glutamate Receptors (Glutamate Receptor) : 1 result : IBA
  4. Sodium Pertechnetate Tc 99m (Pertechnetate) : 1 result : FDA 3
  5. Sodium Glutamate (Accent) : 1 result : IBA
  6. Protein C : 1 result : IBA
  7. Naloxone (Narcan) : 1 result : FDA 60 Generic
  8. Antibodies : 1 result : IBA
  9. hereditary Thrombophilia : 1 result : IBA
  10. Hashimoto's encephalitis : 1 result : IBA
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Diseases Related to Pure Alexia

  1. Pure Alexia
  2. Aphasia (Dysphasia)
  3. Migraine with Aura (Familial Hemiplegic Migraine)
  4. Venous Thrombosis (Deep-Vein Thrombosis)
  5. Protein S Deficiency (Deficiency, Protein S)
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Key Therapies for Pure Alexia

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  1. Split-Brain Procedure (Split-Brain) : 1 result
  2. Surgical Instruments (Clip) : 1 result

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