Etiology and pathogenesis APRAXIA (APRAXIA)
Apraxia is a motor defect characterized by the inability to correctly produce the usual simple or more complex actions.
There are two forms of apraxia:
1. Ideomotor or ideokinetic, apraxia occurs in pathological lesions in the left parietal lobe(e.g., tumors, abscesses, arachnoiditis, thrombosis of the anterior cerebral artery), while lesions of the subcortical part of the gyrus supramarginalis. In some cases, may occur with right-sided foci (violated simple or more complex actions, such as singing, playing instruments, proper use of the items).
2. Ideational apraxia occurs in diffuse cortical foci (circulatory disorders, cerebral intoxication). Clinically manifests itself in the inability to perform certain actions, although the idea of them, the patient survived.
The treatment is to eliminate the main etiological factor (syphilis, arachnoiditis, swelling, disorders of blood circulation).