Landau-Kleffner syndrome

What is Landau-Kleffner syndrome?

Landau-Kleffner syndrome (LKS) is an age-related epileptic encephalopathy where developmental regression occurs mainly in the language domain and the electroencephalographic (EEG) abnormalities are mainly localized around the temporal-parietal regions. The term acquired epileptic aphasia describes the main features of this condition.

Other condition names

  • Acquired epileptic aphasia
  • LKS

Inheritance type

Autosomal dominant

Age of Onset

  • Childhood
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