Landau-Kleffner syndrome

(redirected from aphasia with convulsive disorder)

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

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
LKS may also be called infantile acquired aphasia, acquired epileptic aphasia or aphasia with convulsive disorder. This syndrome was first described in 1957 by Dr.