Saturday, October 10, 2020

Gerstmann's syndrome physical examination

 Gerstmann's syndrome is caused by lesions in the dominant parietal lobe (usually left).

Aphasia may be present.

Calculation: Can the patient do simple calculations?
"What is 2 times 3? What is 52 divided by 2?"

Right–left confusion: Can the patient identify right and left body parts?
"Touch your right ear with your left thumb."

Finger agnosia: Can the patient name and identify each digit?
"Can you name this finger? Can you show me your thumb?"

Agraphia: Can the patient write their name and a sentence?
"Can you write your name?"

-IkaN

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