What is Agnosia?
What is Agnosia?
- Agnosia: Agnosia is a loss of ability to recognize objects, persons, sounds, shapes, or smells while the specific sense is not defective nor is there any significant memory loss.
- Agnosia: inability to recognize objects by use of the senses.
Source - WordNet 2.1
Agnosia is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Agnosia, or a subtype of Agnosia,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Types of Agnosia:
Broader types of Agnosia:
How many people get Agnosia?
Prevalance of Agnosia: rare
How serious is Agnosia?
Prognosis of Agnosia:
Agnosia can compromise quality of life.
(Source: excerpt from NINDS Agnosia Information Page: NINDS)
What causes Agnosia?
Causes of Agnosia: see causes of Agnosia
What are the symptoms of Agnosia?
Symptoms of Agnosia:
see symptoms of Agnosia
Diagnostic testing: see tests for Agnosia.
Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Agnosia.
How is it treated?
Doctors and Medical Specialists for Agnosia: Neurologist
see also doctors and medical specialists for Agnosia.
Treatments for Agnosia:
see treatments for Agnosia
Organs Affected by Agnosia:
Organs and body systems related to Agnosia include:
Name and Aliases of Agnosia
Main name of condition: Agnosia
Other names or spellings for Agnosia:
Monomodal visual amnesia, Primary visual agnosia, Visual amnesia
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Agnosia: Related Conditions
Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Agnosia: