A form of acquired dyslexia characterized by impaired reading ability while still being able to write and recognize the sound of letters and words. Sufferers are able to read a word, but only by naming each letter aloud. They can still write spontaneously and take dictation but cannot copy printed material or read even sentences they themselves have written.

PURE ALEXIA: "After only a short examination, the doctor suspected that Phyllis was suffering from pure Alexia."
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