Epilepsy-Aphasia Spectrum – Chapter 9: Laboratory Investigations in Landau–Kleffner Syndrome and the Epilepsy-Aphasia Spectrum (ebook)

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Chapter 9 – Laboratory Investigations in Landau–Kleffner Syndrome and the Epilepsy-Aphasia Spectrum

Genetic investigations in IFE still have a long way to go. For the clinician faced with an individual case of Epilepsy-Aphasia Spectrum, the finding of one or the other of the reported genetic abnormality or variant has to be interpreted carefully. A negative finding does not discard a genetic aetiology, nor indicates that exogenous factors are the main cause of the epilepsy syndrome.

About the book

Landau Kleffner syndrome (LKS) is a rare childhood epilepsy, characterised by a sudden or gradual loss of ability to understand or express language.  Written by two  world-renowned  authorities on childhood epilepsy, this book is aimed at the large range of professionals involved in the diagnosis, therapy and rehabilitation of children on the EAS. The book includes vivid first-hand accounts of the impact of language loss by adults who have grown up with LKS.

Readership: epileptologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, neuropsychologists, speech and language therapists and trainees in those areas.