Sudden Loss of Speech

  • Klaus Poeck

Abstract

If a patient presents with loss of speech of sudden onset, one should try to decide, although this is not of the utmost diagnostic importance, whether he has anarthria i.e., loss of the motor faculty to pronounce spoken speech (which requires the coordinated activities of respiration, phonation, and articulation), or whether he is aphasic, i.e., has a supra-modal disturbance of language.

Keywords

Migraine Respiration Creatine Triad Encephalitis 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Klaus Poeck
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyRheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule PauwelsstraßeAachenGermany

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