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Posterior cortical atrophy

Disease definition

A rare neurologic disease characterized by impairment of higher visual processing skills and other posterior cortical functions without any evidence of ocular abnormalities, relatively intact memory and language in the early stages, and atrophy of posterior brain regions.

ORPHA:54247

Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • Benson syndrome
    • Biparietal Alzheimer disease
    • PCA
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: Unknown 
  • Age of onset: Adult
  • ICD-10: G31.1
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: -
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: -
  • MedDRA: -

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