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Kleist's apraxia

Alternative eponyms

  • Mayer-Gross's syndrome

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A disturbance characterised by the inability to draw, write, or construct two- or three-dimensional geometric figures with matchsticks.

Description

A disturbance occurring in some types of cerebral lesions, characterised by the inability to draw, write, or construct two- or three-dimensional geometric figures with matchsticks.

Bibliography

  • K. Kleist:
    Gehirnpathologie. Leipzig, 1934.
  • W. Mayer-Gross:
    Some observations on apraxia.
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine, London, 1935, 128: 1203-12.

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