Gerstmann syndrome

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Gerst·mann syn·drome

(gerst'mahn),
finger agnosia, agraphia, confusion of laterality of body, and acalculia; caused by lesions between the occipital area and the angular gyrus.

Gerstmann syndrome

(gĕrst′măn)
[Josef Gerstmann, Austrian neurologist, 1887–1969]
A neurological disorder resulting from a lesion in the left (or dominant) parietal area. Patients are unable to point or name different fingers, have confusion of the right and left sides of the body, and are unable to calculate or write. In addition, they may have word blindness and homonymous hemianopia.

Gerstmann,

Josef, Austrian neurologist, 1887-1969.
Gerstmann syndrome - finger agnosia, agraphia, confusion of laterality of body, and acalculia caused by lesions between the occipital area and the angular gyrus.
Gerstmann-Sträussler syndrome - a more chronic cerebellar form of spongiform encephalopathy.
Gerstmann-Sträussler-Scheinker syndrome