Lafora disease, seizures and sugars

D. M. Andrade, J. Turnbull, Berge A. Minassian

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Abstract

Lafora disease (LD) is the most severe form of Progressive Myoclonus Epilepsy with teenage onset. It has an autosomal recessive mode of inheritance and is almost universally fatal by the second or third decade of life. To date, there is no prevention or cure. In the last decade, with the identification of the genes responsible for this disease, much knowledge has been gained with the potential for the future development of effective treatment. This review will briefly address clinical issues and will focus on the molecular aspects of the disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)83-86
Number of pages4
JournalActa Myologica
Volume26
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1 2007

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Keywords

  • Lafora disease
  • Laforin
  • Malin
  • Progressive myoclonus epilepsy

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Andrade, D. M., Turnbull, J., & Minassian, B. A. (2007). Lafora disease, seizures and sugars. Acta Myologica, 26(1), 83-86.

Lafora disease, seizures and sugars. / Andrade, D. M.; Turnbull, J.; Minassian, Berge A.

In: Acta Myologica, Vol. 26, No. 1, 01.07.2007, p. 83-86.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Andrade, DM, Turnbull, J & Minassian, BA 2007, 'Lafora disease, seizures and sugars', Acta Myologica, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 83-86.
Andrade DM, Turnbull J, Minassian BA. Lafora disease, seizures and sugars. Acta Myologica. 2007 Jul 1;26(1):83-86.
Andrade, D. M. ; Turnbull, J. ; Minassian, Berge A. / Lafora disease, seizures and sugars. In: Acta Myologica. 2007 ; Vol. 26, No. 1. pp. 83-86.
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