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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 57  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 58--60

Prosopagnosia: A rare presenting manifestation of frontotemporal lobar degeneration

Department of Neurology, Medical College, Calicut, Kerala - 673 008, India

Correspondence Address:
Arun George
Department of Neurology, Medical College, Calicut, Kerala - 673 008
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DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.48818

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Frontotemporal dementia is an important neurodegenerative disorder accounting for a significant proportion of dementia cases with onset before 60 years of age. Apart from the well recognized behavioral changes the disease has many other distinctive features like predominant language involvement alone or associated features of motor neuron disease or parkinsonism etc. which at times may be the presenting manifestation itself. In the following article we describe a rare presenting manifestation; prosopagnosia, in the setting of frontotemporal degeneration


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