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Aphasia

Aphasia is a disorder caused by damage to the parts of the brain that control language. It can make it hard for you to read, write, and say what you mean to say. It is most common in adults who have had a stroke. Brain tumors, infections, injuries, and dementia can also cause it. The type of problem you have and how bad it is depends on which part of your brain is damaged and how much damage there is. . There are four main types:: - Expressive aphasia - you know what you want to say, but you have trouble saying or writing what you mean . - Receptive aphasia - you hear the voice or see the print, but you can't make sense of the words . - Anomic aphasia - you have trouble using the correct word for objects, places, or events . - Global aphasia - you can't speak, understand speech, read, or write . Some people recover from aphasia without treatment. Most, however, need language therapy as soon as possible. . NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.  [from MedlinePlus]

MedGen UID:
8159
Concept ID:
C0003537
Mental or Behavioral Dysfunction
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Aphasia

MedGen UID:
505220
Concept ID:
CN002162
Finding
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Progressive aphasia

MedGen UID:
83267
Concept ID:
C0338457
Mental or Behavioral Dysfunction
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Primary progressive aphasia

A progressive form of dementia characterized by the global loss of language abilities and initial preservation of other cognitive functions. Fluent and nonfluent subtypes have been described. Eventually a pattern of global cognitive dysfunction, similar to ALZHEIMER DISEASE, emerges. Pathologically, there are no Alzheimer or PICK DISEASE like changes, however, spongiform changes of cortical layers II and III are present in the TEMPORAL LOBE and FRONTAL LOBE. (From Brain 1998 Jan;121(Pt 1):115-26) [from MeSH]

MedGen UID:
79466
Concept ID:
C0282513
Mental or Behavioral Dysfunction

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