Lafora bodies

Lafora bodies

Cytoplasmic inclusion bodies made of acid mucopolysaccharides. They may be found in neuronal tissues taken from patients with Lafora disease.

Lafora bodies

large, cytoplasmic inclusion bodies in central neurons in normal dogs and in larger numbers in cases of neurological disease in young dogs. See also glycoproteinosis.
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Because of the invasiveness of liver, heart, or skeletal muscle biopsies, diagnosis is usually confirmed by detecting Lafora bodies in the skin cells.
12) One area of research is currently being conducted by the National Institutes of Health to determine if a diet limited in carbohydrates will slow progression of the disease and reduce formation of Lafora bodies.
Lafora bodies can be found in the liver, neurons, skin, heart, skeletal muscles, and sweat gland cells.