Lafora body

La·fo·ra bod·y

(lah-fō'rah), [MIM*254780]
an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by intraneural intracytoplasmic inclusion body composed of acid mucopolysaccharides, seen in familial myoclonic epilepsy.

La·fo·ra body

(lah-fō'rah bod'ē)
An intraneural intracytoplasmic inclusion body composed of acid mucopolysaccharides, seen in familial myoclonus epilepsy.

Lafora,

Gonzalo Rodriguez, Spanish neurologist, 1887-1971.
Lafora body - an intraneural intracytoplasmic inclusion body seen in familial myoclonus epilepsy.
Lafora body disease - myoclonus epilepsy beginning at 11 to 18 years of age with progressive mental impairment. Synonym(s): Lafora disease
Lafora disease - Synonym(s): Lafora body disease
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Lafora disease (also known as Lafora Body disease) is a rare neurometabolic disorder of autosomal recessive inheritance, which is generally caused by a mutation in EPM2A (4,8,13) or EPM2B genes.
9) A slide of the Lafora body is presented in Figure 1.
Refractory status epilepticus in intensive care unit: A case of Lafora body disease.
Niemann-Pick type C, Tay-Sachs, Sandhoff's); other storage disorders (neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis, neuronal brain iron accumulation type 1, Wilson's disease, Lafora body disease); Baltic myoclonus; spinocerebellar ataxias or SCAs; dentatorubropallidoluysian atrophy (DRPLA); multiple sclerosis; and certain mitochondrial disorders;