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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of child neurology|
|State||Published - Jul 1 2003|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Clinical Neurology