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.
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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.
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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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Landau-Kleffner syndrome, or acquired epileptiform aphasia, has as its diagnostic hallmark electrophysiologic evidence of status epilepticus during slow-wave sleep.
The treatments in Landau-Kleffner Syndrome (LKS) have included different antiepileptic medications, steroids and even surgery.
Landau-Kleffner syndrome can be distinguished from autism on clinical grounds.
Infantile spasms and other types of seizures occur in children with tuberous sclerosis as well as those with the rare Landau-Kleffner syndrome. Rasmussen's syndrome is also a rare childhood condition in which seizures are a major symptom, combined with weakness on one side of the body.