Ann Rehabil Med.  2012 Jun;36(3):423-427. 10.5535/arm.2012.36.3.423.

Dementia due to Meningovascular Syphilis in Medial Temporal Lobe and Cognitive Rehabilitation

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  • 1Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hallym University College of Medicine, Anyang 431-070, Korea. ohnsh@hallym.ac.kr

Abstract

The temporal lobe is essential in saving declarative memory and plays an important role along with the cerebral neocortex in creating and maintaining long-term memory. Damage to the temporal lobe is expected to result in cognitive impairment or dementia, which has characteristic symptoms such as cognitive and behavioral dysfunction and decreasing self-reliance in activities of daily living. We report on a patient, who suffered from dementia due to meningovascular syphilis affecting the medial temporal lobe, and on the outcome of cognitive rehabilitation.

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Dementia; Meningovascular syphilis; Cognitive rehabilitation
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