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Landau-Kleffner Syndrome - What is It

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Landau-Kleffner Syndrome
by: Marcio Sotero de Menezes, MD

Introduction and Background

Acquired epileptic aphasia (AEA) typically develops in healthy children who acutely or progressively lose receptive and expressive language ability coincident with the appearance of paroxysmal EEG changes. In 1957, Landau and Kleffner initially described AEA and subsequently reluctantly agreed to the attachment of their names to the syndrome. In this article, AEA is used as a synonym for Landau-Kleffner syndrome (LKS).

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