Lafora, Gonzalo R
Lafora, Gonzalo R(la-fo'ra)
Spanish physician, 1887–1971.
Cytoplasmic inclusion bodies made of acid mucopolysaccharides. They may be found in neuronal tissues taken from patients with Lafora disease.
A fatal autosomal recessive disease marked by Lafora bodies within neurons and the cells of the heart, liver, muscle, and skin. Symptoms include seizures, drop attacks, myoclonus, ataxia, and a quickly developing and severe dementia. Synonym: familial myoclonic epilepsy