"Lafora Disease" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A form of stimulus sensitive myoclonic epilepsy inherited as an autosomal recessive condition. The most common presenting feature is a single seizure in the second decade of life. This is followed by progressive myoclonus, myoclonic seizures, tonic-clonic seizures, focal occipital seizures, intellectual decline, and severe motor and coordination impairments. Most affected individuals do not live past the age of 25 years. Concentric amyloid (Lafora) bodies are found in neurons, liver, skin, bone, and muscle (From Menkes, Textbook of Childhood Neurology, 5th ed, pp111-110)
- Lafora Disease
- Disease, Lafora
- Progressive Myoclonic Epilepsy, Lafora
- Progressive Myoclonic Epilepsy, Lafora Type
- Lafora Body Disorder
- Body Disorder, Lafora
- Disorder, Lafora Body
- Epilepsy, Progressive Myoclonic 2a
- Epilepsy Progressive Myoclonic 2
- Epilepsy, Progressive Myoclonic, Lafora
- Lafora Body Disease
- Disease, Lafora Body
- Lafora Progressive Myoclonic Epilepsy
- Lafora Type Progressive Myoclonic Epilepsy
- Myoclonic Epilepsy of Lafora
- Lafora Myoclonic Epilepsy
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