Coprolalia in aphasic patients with stroke: a longitudinal observation from the BLAS2T database

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Abstract

The BLAS2T (bilingual aphasia in stroke-study team) initiative has been a multi-center attempt to investigate longitudinal changes in language function in a cohort of stroke subjects. This report discusses linguistic performance in four cases from the BLAS2T database who demonstrated coprolalia as an irresistible urge to say obscene words.  Coprolalia was found to partly resolve in a 30-day follow-up in three cases. Recognition of coprolalia and language recovery patterns in bilingual aphasic patients with stroke would potentially lead to their even better individualized care and neurolinguistic/cognitive rehabilitation.

Details

Authors
  • BLAS2T (Bilingual Aphasia in Stroke-Study Team)
Organisations
External organisations
  • University of Kentucky
  • Skåne University Hospital
  • Rodaki Institute of Higher Education
  • Shiraz University of Medical Sciences
  • Scientific Institute "Eugenio Medea"
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Neurology

Keywords

  • bilingual aphasia, BLAST, Coprolalia, linguistic performance, stroke
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-262
JournalNeurocase
Volume23
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes