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Disease Landau-Kleffner Syndrome

Name Landau-Kleffner Syndrome
Synonyms Acquired Aphasia with Convulsive Disorder | Acquired Childhoood Aphasia with Convulsive Disorder | Acquired Epileptic Aphasia | Acquired Epileptic Aphasias | Acquired Epileptiform Aphasia | Acquired Epileptiform Aphasias | Aphasia, Acquired Epileptic | Aphasia, Acquired, With Convulsive Disorder | Aphasia, Epileptic, Acquired | Epileptic Aphasia, Acquired | Epileptic Aphasias, Acquired | Epileptiform Aphasia, Acquired | Epileptiform Aphasias, Acquired | Landau Kleffner Acquired Epileptiform Aphasia | Landau-Kleffner Acquired Epileptiform Aphasia | Landau Kleffner Syndrome | Syndrome, Landau-Kleffner
Definition A syndrome characterized by the onset of isolated language dysfunction in otherwise normal children (age of onset 4-7 years) and epileptiform discharges on ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY. Seizures, including atypical absence (EPILEPSY, ABSENCE), complex partial (EPILEPSY, COMPLEX PARTIAL), and other types may occur. The electroencephalographic abnormalities and seizures tend to resolve by puberty. The language disorder may also resolve although some individuals are left with severe language dysfunction, including APHASIA and auditory AGNOSIA. (From Menkes, Textbook of Child Neurology, 5th ed, pp749-50; J Child Neurol 1997 Nov;12(8):489-495)
Categories Nervous system disease
MeSH® ID D018887
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DiseasesNervous System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Central Nervous System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Brain Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Epilepsy Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Landau-Kleffner Syndrome Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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