Agnosia

Agnosia is a brain disorder where the brain loses the ability to recognize stimuli from one of the various senses: vision, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. Typical causes include stroke and brain injury, but there are various other causes such as encephalitis, encephalopathy, and neurodegenerative disease. ...

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Agnosia is a rare disorder characterized by an inability to recognize and identify objects or persons. People with agnosia may have difficulty recognizing the geometric features of an object or face or may be able to perceive the geometric features but not know what the object is used for or ...1

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Causes

Causes of agnosia include:

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Causes of Agnosia

Agnosia can result from strokes, dementia, developmental disorders, or other neurological conditions. It typically results from damage to specific brain areas in the occipital or parietal lobes of the brain. People with agnosia may retain their cognitive abilities in other ...2

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Diagnosis of Agnosia

Diagnosis: A variety of psychophysical tests can be conducted to pinpoint the nature of the visual process that is disrupted in an individual. Brain damage that causes visual agnosia may be identified through imaging techniques, including computed tomography (CT scan) ...3

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Causes List for Agnosia

Possible causes of Agnosia (or similar symptoms) may include:4

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Clinical Features of Agnosia

Agnosia is a rare disorder characterized by an inability to recognize and identify objects or persons. People with agnosia may have difficulty recognizing the geometric features of an object or face or may be able to perceive the geometric features ...5

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Treatments for Agnosia

Is there any treatment? Treatment is generally symptomatic and supportive. The primary cause of the disorder should be determined in order to treat other problems that may contribute to or result in agnosia. ...Source: NINDS (NIH)6 ...

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References

  1. Source: NINDS (NIH): ninds.nih.gov/ disorders/ agnosia/ agnosia.htm
  2. ibid.
  3. Source: GARD (NIH): rarediseases.info.nih.gov/ diseases/ 8/ agnosia
  4. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  5. Source: NINDS (NIH): ninds.nih.gov/ disorders/ agnosia/ agnosia.htm
  6. ibid.

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