Lafora disease

noun
variants: or Lafora's disease \ -​əz-​ \

Medical Definition of Lafora disease

: an inherited form of myoclonic epilepsy that typically begins during adolescence or late childhood and is characterized by progressive neurological deterioration and the presence of Lafora bodies in parts of the central nervous system

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“Lafora disease.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Lafora%20disease. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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