Home Ahead of print Instructions Contacts
About us Current issue Submit article Advertise  
Editorial board Archives Subscribe Login   
CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 46-48

Prelingual auditory verbal agnosia, A rare condition


Department of Otorhinolaryngology, “Iuliu Hatieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Violeta Necula
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, “Iuliu Hatieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, 8th Babes Street, Cluj-Napoca
Romania
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0971-7749.199499

Rights and Permissions

Auditory agnosia, agnosia for speech is a rare condition, caused mostly by stroke, in adults, while in children it is often a sequel of herpes simplex encephalitis or is associated with epilepsy, in Landau–Kleffner syndrome. This article presents a rare case of verbal auditory agnosia as a result of meningoencephalitis, caused probably by herpes simplex virus. The patient's developed encephalitis at the age of 1 year and 4 months. After her recovery, the family noticed the absence of language development. She was initially diagnosed with profound hearing loss, and the hearing aids did not help her. The speech therapy developed her lip-reading skills with a hard-to-understand pronunciation. Later, audiometry showed a nearly normal peripheral auditory system and magnetic resonance imaging revealed the characteristic brain lesions in both the temporal lobes, explaining the patient's evolution. Assessment of children with delayed speech development must consider the central hearing disorders as a differential diagnosis.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed1764    
    Printed18    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded150    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 1    

Recommend this journal