Lafora progressive myoclonus epilepsy: disease course homogeneity in a genetic isolate.

@article{Turnbull2008LaforaPM,
  title={Lafora progressive myoclonus epilepsy: disease course homogeneity in a genetic isolate.},
  author={Julie Turnbull and Santosh Kumar and Z P Ren and Shanmugakonar Muralitharan and Taline Naranian and Cameron A. Ackerley and Berge A Minassian},
  journal={Journal of child neurology},
  year={2008},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={240-2}
}
Lafora epilepsy is characterized by starch formation in brain and skin and is diagnosed by skin biopsy or mutation detection. It has variable ages of onset (6-19 years) and death (18-32 years) even with the same mutation, likely due to extramutational factors. The authors identified 14 Lafora epilepsy patients in the genetic isolate of tribal Oman. The… CONTINUE READING