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Neurocase. 2012;18(5):366-76. doi: 10.1080/13554794.2011.608368. Epub 2011 Dec 2.

Perseverations and non-verbal confabulations on the Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure Test in a fronto-temporal dementia single case study.

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Psychology Department, University of Pavia, Piazza Botta 6, Pavia 27100, Italy. sedda.anna@gmail.com

Abstract

We describe the case of a patient with late onset fronto-temporal dementia (FTD), who presented with typical personality changes, but also perseverative and confabulatory behaviors while performing the Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure Test. We hypothesize that the progressive atrophy of orbitobasal, medial, and dorsolateral frontal cortices may give rise to both confabulations and perseverations in the non-verbal domain. In agreement with previous studies, reporting atypical profiles, this case report underlines the clinical heterogeneity of FTD. Authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.

PMID:
22136569
DOI:
10.1080/13554794.2011.608368
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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