SINDROME DE LANDAU KLEFFNER PDF

The long-term outlook for people affected by Landau-Kleffner syndrome may depend on the age that a child started showing symptoms of the syndrome and the severity of seizures. The prognosis for the disorder is best when a child started showing symptoms after age 6 years, and therapies are usually most effective in these cases. You may find these specialists through advocacy organizations, clinical trials, or articles published in medical journals. You may also want to contact a university or tertiary medical center in your area, because these centers tend to see more complex cases and have the latest technology and treatments.

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The long-term outlook for people affected by Landau-Kleffner syndrome may depend on the age that a child started showing symptoms of the syndrome and the severity of seizures. The prognosis for the disorder is best when a child started showing symptoms after age 6 years, and therapies are usually most effective in these cases.

You may find these specialists through advocacy organizations, clinical trials, or articles published in medical journals.

You may also want to contact a university or tertiary medical center in your area, because these centers tend to see more complex cases and have the latest technology and treatments. They may be able to refer you to someone they know through conferences or research efforts. You can find more tips in our guide, How to Find a Disease Specialist.

We also encourage you to explore the rest of this page to find resources that can help you find specialists. Healthcare Resources To find a medical professional who specializes in genetics, you can ask your doctor for a referral or you can search for one yourself.

Listen Related diseases are conditions that have similar signs and symptoms. A health care provider may consider these conditions in the table below when making a diagnosis. Please note that the table may not include all the possible conditions related to this disease.

Conditions with similar signs and symptoms from Orphanet The differential diagnosis includes any epileptic syndrome with sleep potentiation of epileptiform activity such as continuous spikes and waves during sleep, Panayiotopoulos and Gastaut types of benign childhood occipital epilepsy and rolandic epilepsy see these terms.

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The disorder usually occurs in children between the ages of 3 and 7 years. There appears to be a male dominance in the diagnosis of the syndrome ratio of 1. While many affected individuals have clinical seizures, some only have electrographic seizures, including electrographic status epilepticus of sleep ESES. The first indication of the language problem is usually auditory verbal agnosia. This is demonstrated in patients in multiple ways including the inability to recognize familiar noises and the impairment of the ability to lateralize or localize sound. In addition, receptive language is often critically impaired, however in some patients, impairment in expressive language is the most profound.

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