Familial Posterior Cortical Atrophy with Visual Agnosia and Bálint's Syndrome Mika Otsuki 1 , Yoshiaki Soma 1 , Masami Tanaka 1 , Keiko Tanaka 1 , Yoshinori Tanno 1 , Yumiko Uesugi 2 , Shoji Tsuji 1 1Department of Neurology, Brain Research Institute, Niigata University 2Department of Internal Medicine, Murakami Hospital Keyword: visual agnosia , Bálint's syndrome , progressive dementia , posterior cortical atrophy , Alzheimer's disease pp.1185-1190
Published Date 1995/12/1
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1406900881
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We report a patient of posterior cortical atrophy with progressive visual agnosia, Bálint's syndrome and dementia in which posterior cortical atrophy with similar characteristics on CT and progressive dementia were found in a sister. The patient was a 75-year-old woman who noted the onset of a pro-gressive visual disorder at the age of 70, and whose family first noticed disoriented behavior at around the same period. Ophthalmologic examinations revealed mild cataract but no evidence of peripheral optic nerve or retinal lesions.

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