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CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 109-112

A middle adulthood arabic female suffering from Anton–Babinski syndrome


1 Department of Critical Care, King Saud Medical City, Riyadh, KSA
2 Department of Critical Care, King Saud Medical City, Riyadh, KSA; Department of Anesthesia, Faculty of Medicine, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt
3 Department of Critical Care, King Saud Medical City, Riyadh, KSA; Department of Critical Care, Keck Medical School, USC, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Correspondence Address:
Waleed Tharwat Aletreby
Department of Critical Care, King Saud Medical City, Riyadh
KSA
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/sccj.sccj_26_20

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Anton–Babinski (AB) syndrome is a form of cortical blindness in which patients are unaware of their blindness despite the definite signs of vision loss. Moreover, patients insist on their ability to see, repeatedly denying their vision loss. This denial of vision loss is a form of visual anosognosia and a hallmark of this syndrome. Although rare, AB syndrome has been well described in literature; however, to our knowledge, there have been no published case reports of patients with AB syndrome in the Middle East. This could be because of the rarity of the diseases or simply because of underdiagnosis of the condition. Here, we report the case of an Arabic female with AB syndrome in order to highlight the importance of physical examination skills in intensive care unit settings where sophisticated observation technology abounds. This case demonstrates how a thorough clinical history and neurological examination are essential in detecting this critical diagnosis early in the course of disease.


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