Selim R. Benbadis, MD
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To the Editors: Graphataxia signifies incoordination of writing. It is extremely common but, despite its evident anomalous nature, has raised little interest. It is characterized by the use of a mixture of capital and lower case letters within the same text with a definite lack of consistency. By examining handwritten documents (medical charts, scrap notes, etc.), the clinician will encounter the following three stages. Stage 1: Mixture of capitals and lower cases in the same text. One or several given letters are consistently capitalized, even when they appear in the middle of a word. Stage 2: Here the same letter
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Benbadis SR. Graphataxia. Ann Intern Med. 1990;113:257. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-113-3-257_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1990;113(3):257.
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