Unusual presentation of Lafora's disease

Suad F. Al Otaibi, Berge A. Minassian, Cameron A. Ackerley, William J. Logan, Shelly Weiss

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Abstract

Lafora's disease is a progressive myoclonus epilepsy with onset in adolescence and a gradual decline in cognitive functions and increase in seizure intractability. We present the case of a 16-year-old with precipitous dementia within 6 months of onset. Peripheral biopsies and EPM2A mutation analysis were negative. The diagnosis could be established only by brain biopsy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)499-501
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of child neurology
Volume18
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2003

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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Al Otaibi, S. F., Minassian, B. A., Ackerley, C. A., Logan, W. J., & Weiss, S. (2003). Unusual presentation of Lafora's disease. Journal of child neurology, 18(7), 499-501. https://doi.org/10.1177/08830738030180070901