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Journal of the Korean Neurological Association 2011;29(1): 48-51.
그림 그리기에 새로운 관심을 나타낸 이마관자엽치매
박영호, 신정원 장영희 김상윤
서울대학교 의과대학 신경과학교실, 분당서울대학교병원 신경과
Newly Developed Interest at Drawing in a Patient with Frontotemporal Dementia
Young Ho Park
Department of Neurology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Clinical Neuroscience Center, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, Korea
Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is a clinical syndrome characterized by profound changes in personality and behavior. It is associated with degeneration of the prefrontal and anterior temporal cortex. There have been reports of patients with FTD who developed a new interest or increased creativity in the visual arts during their illness. To our knowledge, this is the first case report of a patient with a newfound interest in drawing after the onset of FTD in Korea. Key Words: Frontotemporal dementia, Drawing, Visual art