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Aphasia and Chorea in General Paralysis

  • T. S. Clouston

The general progressive disease in the structure of the nervous centres, and the steady deterioration of their functions, that constitute by far the chief part of general paralysis, are attended in their course in some cases by various nervous symptoms that closely imitate many of the neuroses of sensibility and motion; such as neuralgia, amaurosis, locomotor ataxy, glosso-pharyngeal paralysis, hemiplegia, apoplexy and epilepsy. Indeed, it is not uncommon for cases of the disease to be diagnosed as epilepsy and glosso-pharyngeal paralysis. I have lately had three cases of the disease under my care, in two of which the ordinary symptoms of aphasia were present for a short period in one stage of the disease, and in the third the symptoms of unilateral chorea were well marked.

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The British Journal of Psychiatry
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Aphasia and Chorea in General Paralysis

  • T. S. Clouston
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