Lafora disease as a cause of visually exacerbated myoclonic attacks in a dog

Aubrey A. Webb, Chantal McMillan, Cheryl L. Cullen, Sarah E. Boston, Julie Turnbull, Berge A. Minassian

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Abstract

An 8-year-old, castrated male, miniature wire-haired dachshund was presented with a 4-month history of intermittent facial twitching (myoclonus). The myoclonic episodes progressed over a 16-month period. Generalized seizure activity was infrequent. Clinical examination revealed visually stimulated myoclonus. Response to therapy with antiepileptic drugs was equivocal. Genetic testing identified the dog as being affected by Lafora disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)963-967
Number of pages5
JournalCanadian Veterinary Journal
Volume50
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2009

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    Webb, A. A., McMillan, C., Cullen, C. L., Boston, S. E., Turnbull, J., & Minassian, B. A. (2009). Lafora disease as a cause of visually exacerbated myoclonic attacks in a dog. Canadian Veterinary Journal, 50(9), 963-967.