Landau-Kleffner syndrome

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Lan·dau-Kleff·ner syn·drome

(lan'dow-klef'nĕr), [MIM*245570]
childhood disorder characterized by generalized and psychomotor seizures associated with acquired aphasia; multifocal spikes and spike and wave discharges in the electroencephalogram.

Landau-Kleffner syndrome

[län′dou klef′nər]
Etymology: William M. Landau, American neurologist, 20th century; F.R. Kleffner, American neurologist, 20th century
an epileptic syndrome of childhood characterized by partial or generalized seizures, psychomotor abnormalities, and language regression that can progress to mutism. The electroencephalogram from bilateral temporal regions is abnormal. Also called acquired epileptic aphasia.

Landau-Kleffner syndrome

A neurologic condition primarily affecting young (age 3–7) children, which is characterised by acquired aphasia and an abnormal EEG—spike and wave discharges and multifocal spikes—with lesions in Broca’s and Wernicke’s areas, which control comprehension and speech.

Management
Anti-convulsants and corticosteroids.

Lan·dau-Kleff·ner syn·drome

(lan'dow-klef'nĕr sin'drōm)
Childhood disorder characterized by generalized and psychomotor seizures associated with acquired aphasia; multifocal spikes and spike-and-wave discharges in the electroencephalogram.
Synonym(s): acquired epileptic aphasia.
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