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Lafora body disease

Lafora body disease: Introduction

Lafora body disease: Lafora body disease is inherited as an autosomal recessive disorder, meaning that the disease occurs only when a child inherits two copies of a defective ... more about Lafora body disease.

Lafora body disease: A condition characterized by attacks of intermittent or continuous clonus of muscle groups. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Lafora body disease is available below.

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Lafora body disease is inherited as an autosomal recessive disorder, meaning that the disease occurs only when a child inherits two copies of a defective gene, one from each parent. Lafora body disease is characterized by myoclonus, epileptic seizures, and dementia (progressive loss of memory and other intellectual functions). (Source: excerpt from Myoclonus Fact Sheet: NINDS)

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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) - (Source - Diseases Database)

Lafora body disease is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Lafora body disease, or a subtype of Lafora body disease, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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