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Pure progressive aphemia.
  1. L Cohen,
  2. N Benoit,
  3. P Van Eeckhout,
  4. B Ducarne,
  5. P Brunet
  1. Service de Neurologie, Hôpital de la Salpêtrière, Paris, France.


    Aphemia, also called anarthria or severe apraxia of speech, is a rare disorder of speech production usually resulting from vascular lesions affecting the inferior premotor cortex of the left hemisphere. A patient presenting with aphemia as the sole manifestation of primary progressive aphasia (PPA) is reported.

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