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Disease Name:Apraxia
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Virus Name:Ideomotor apraxia is always caused by lesions in the language-dominant hemisphere of the brain, and as such these patients often have affiliated aphasia, especially of the Broca or conduction type. Left-side ideomotor apraxia may be caused by a lesion of the anterior corpus callosum. Ideational apraxia is commonly associated with confusion states and dementia.
Treatment:Recommended treatment for persons with apraxia includes physical therapy, occupational therapy and/or speech therapy. Though research is still in its infancy, there have been anecdotal reports of successful treatment in younger children using a combination of fish oils and vitamins E and K.
Description:Apraxia is a neurological disorder characterize by loss of the skill to execute or carry out learned purposeful movements, despite having the need and the physical ability to perform the movements. It is a disorder of motor planning which may be acquired or developmental, but may not be caused by incoordination, sensory loss, or failure to comprehend simple commands. Apraxia should not be confused with aphasia, an inability to produce and/or comprehend language, or abulia, the lack of desire to carry out an action.

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