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Logo of jnnpsycJournal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and PsychiatryCurrent TOCInstructions for authors
J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. Mar 2002; 72(3): 403–405.
PMCID: PMC1737784
The Gerstmann syndrome in Alzheimer's disease
E Wingard, A Barrett, G Crucian, L Doty, and K Heilman
Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts, USA.
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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