Posterior cortical atrophy as a variant of progressive local brain atrophy

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Posterior cortical atrophy (PCA) is a rare disease that manifests mainly as disturbance of cortical visual function, agnosia. Bálint’s syndrome (optic ataxia) is one of the clearest clinical markers of the disease. The disease is caused by progressive atrophy of the visual cortex. Many researchers define PCA as an independent disease, while others suggest that it is a “posterior” variant of Alzheimer’s disease, corticobasal degeneration, etc. Morphological studies of brain tissues support the neurodegenerative nature of the disease.

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A. V. Belopasova

Research Center of Neurology, Moscow

Author for correspondence.
Email: platonova@neurology.ru
Russian Federation

A. S. Kadykov

Research Center of Neurology, Moscow

Email: platonova@neurology.ru
Russian Federation

E. S. Berdnikovich

Research Center of Neurology, Moscow

Email: platonova@neurology.ru
Russian Federation

E. M. Kashina

Medical Rehabilitation Center, Ministry of Healthcare, Moscow

Email: platonova@neurology.ru
Russian Federation

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