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J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2002 March; 72(3): 403–405.
PMCID: PMC1737784

The Gerstmann syndrome in Alzheimer's disease


Methods: Thirty eight patients with probable Alzheimer's disease were included in a retrospective analysis of neuropsychological functions.

Results: The four Gerstmann's syndrome signs did not cluster together. Finger naming and calculations were not significantly correlated. Right-left knowledge and calculations also did not correlate.

Conclusions: The four cognitive functions impaired in Gerstmann's syndrome do not share a common neuronal network, and their co-occurrence with dominant parietal lobe injuries may be related to the anatomical proximity of the different networks mediating these functions.

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