Landau-Kleffner Syndrome


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 Syndrome

Landau-Kleffner Acquired Epileptiform Aphasia

Syndrome, Landau-Kleffner

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)

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