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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)

Agnosia: Introduction

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

Agnosia: Testing

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:


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