Disease Information for Gerstmann syndrome/Dominant parietal lobe

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Acalcula/Dyscalcula
Agraphia/Dysgraphia
Alien limb syndrome
Apathy/Indifference
Astereognosis/Tactile agnosia
Deep tendon reflexes normal
Extinction parietal/sensory two touch sign
Gerstmann's parietal syndrome
Inattention
Pushing Behaviour Ipsilateral
Receptive dysphasia/aphasia
Right/Left confusion/neurologic sign
Visual inattention/one sided
Dyslexia patterns/exam
Quadrantanopia/lower, homonymous
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Dyslexia
Hemiparesis
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Neurologic (category)
CLASS/Parietal lobe disorder (ex)
Process
PROCESS/Eponymic (category)
PROCESS/Vegetative-Autonomic/Endocrine (category)
Synonyms
Synonym
A23 PARIETAL LOBES, Disorder, Lobe Parietal, Lobes Parietal, Lobus parietalis, Non dominant, parietal cortex, Parietal lobe, Parietal Lobe of the Brain, Parietal lobe structure, Parietal lobe structure (body structure), PARIETAL LOBES, parietal region, Tissue of parietal lobe brain, Tissue of parietal lobe of brain, Synonym/Angular gyrus syndrome
Definition

A disorder of cognition characterized by the tetrad of finger agnosia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, and right-left disorientation; The syndrome may be developmental or acquired; Acquired Gerstmann syndrome is associated with lesions in the dominant (usually left) PARIETAL LOBE which involve the angular gyrus or subjacent white matter; (From Adams et al, Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p457)-----------------------------------------------------

Gerstmann Syndrome;Developmental Gerstmann Syndrome; GS;

Gerstmann Tetrad ;

Gerstmann syndrome is a rare neurological disorder that can occur as the result of a brain injury or as a developmental disorder; The syndrome is characterized by the loss or absence four sensory abilities; These include the loss of the ability to express thoughts in writing (agraphia, dysgraphia), to perform simple arithmetic problems (acalculia), to recognize or indicate one"s own or another"s fingers (finger agnosia), and to distinguish between right and left; The disorder has not been found to run in families; Children who are bright and functioning intellectually at a high level may be affected by the disorder as well as those with brain damage----------[NORD 2005]--------------------

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