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  Two Siblings Diagnosed as Lafora Disease [Turk J Neurol]
Turk J Neurol. 2010; 16(1): 40-46

Two Siblings Diagnosed as Lafora Disease

Yasemin Biçer Gömceli, Abidin Erdal, Gülnihal Kutlu, Levent Ertuğrul İnan
Ministery of Health Ankara Education and Research Hospital, Department of Neurology,Ankara,Turkey

Lafora disease is a typical progressive myoclonic epilepsy that is characterized by autosomal recessive inheritance, myoclonic and occipital
seizures, progressive dementia, ataxia, and dysarthria. Two siblings with myoclonic and generalized tonic clonic seizures, progressive
dementia, ataxia and dysarthria, who were diagnosed as Lafora disease by sweat gland biopsy, are discussed.

Keywords: Myoclonic epilepsy, progressive, Lafora disease.


Yasemin Biçer Gömceli, Abidin Erdal, Gülnihal Kutlu, Levent Ertuğrul İnan. Two Siblings Diagnosed as Lafora Disease. Turk J Neurol. 2010; 16(1): 40-46

Corresponding Author: Yasemin Biçer Gömceli, Türkiye


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