What is logopenic progressive aphasia in frontotemporal dementia (FTD)?

Updated: Jun 14, 2018
  • Author: Howard S Kirshner, MD; Chief Editor: Jasvinder Chawla, MD, MBA  more...
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The logopenic, or logopenic/phonologic, variant of PPA involves impaired naming and single word retrieval, impaired repetition of phrases and sentences, and, often, speech sound errors, with spared motor speech, spared single word comprehension and object knowledge, and absence of agrammatism. [59] This type of PPA is usually associated with a focal presentation of Alzheimer disease.


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