Lafora disease

Lafora disease
Lafora disease or Lafora's disease -əz- n an inherited form of myoclonic epilepsy that typically begins during adolescence or late childhood and is characterized by progressive neurological deterioration and the presence of Lafora bodies in parts of the central nervous system

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a slowly progressive autosomal recessive disorder, a form of progressive myoclonic epilepsy, beginning in adolescence and characterized by attacks of intermittent or continuous myoclonus, resulting in difficulties in voluntary movement; there is mental deterioration, sometimes progressing to complete dementia, and the presence of Lafora bodies in various cells, including those of the nervous system, retina, heart, muscle, and liver. Called also Lafora myoclonic epilepsy and progressive myoclonic epilepsy type 2 (EPM2).

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