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Neurology India
Medknow Publications on behalf of the Neurological Society of India
ISSN: 0028-3886
EISSN: 0028-3886
Vol. 50, No. 2, 2002, pp. 212-213
Bioline Code: ni02059
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Neurology India, Vol. 50, No. 2, 2002, pp. 212-213

 en Short Report - Landau-Kleffner Syndrome : A Case Report
C. Raybarman


A healthy 5 year old boy developed aphasia, attention disorder and hyperkinesia preceded by transient formed visual hallucinations and emotional outburst, immediately after a stressful event of forced separation from his father. EEG showed generalized epileptiform activity. He was diagnosed as Landau-Kleffner syndrome (LKS). CT and MRI of the brain were normal. SPECT showed left mesial temporal hypoperfusion. He improved on antiepileptics and ACTH.

Aphasia, Epileptiform activity, Stressful event

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