Developmental Gerstmann syndrome without aphasia in Fragile X syndrome

James P. Grigsby, Melinda B. Kemper, Randi J Hagerman

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Considerable controversy surrounds Gerstmann's syndrome, with some authors questioning its localizing significance, and others doubting its existence as a distinct entity. This literature is reviewed, and a case is presented of a young boy with Fragile X syndrome who showed all five symptoms of the developmental Gerstmann syndrome. He was one of a group of individuals found to be cytogenetically positive for Fragile X syndrome, who were observed to possess three or more of Gerstmann's symptons in the complete absence of aphasic disorder.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)881-891
Number of pages11
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology


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