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What causes aphasia?

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Aphasia is usually caused by a stroke or brain injury with damage to one or more parts of the brain that deal with language.

It may also be caused by a brain tumor, brain infection, or dementia such as Alzheimer's disease. In some cases, it's a symptom of epilepsy or other neurological disorder.

From: An Overview of Aphasia WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neil Lava on September 16, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 09/16/2018

SOURCES: American Stroke Association: "Aphasia vs. Apraxia." National Stroke Association: "Aphasia." National Institute on Deafness and Other Communicative Disorders: "Aphasia." The National Aphasia Association: "Understanding Primary Progressive Aphasia."



Reviewed by Neil Lava on September 16, 2018

SOURCES: American Stroke Association: "Aphasia vs. Apraxia." National Stroke Association: "Aphasia." National Institute on Deafness and Other Communicative Disorders: "Aphasia." The National Aphasia Association: "Understanding Primary Progressive Aphasia."



Reviewed by Neil Lava on September 16, 2018

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