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    Landau Kleffner Syndrome

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    It is possible that the main title of the report Landau Kleffner Syndrome is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.

    Synonyms

    • LKS
    • acquired aphasia with convulsive disorder
    • acquired epileptiform aphasia

    Disorder Subdivisions

    • None

    General Discussion

    Landau Kleffner syndrome (LKS) is a childhood disorder characterized by the loss of comprehension and expression of verbal language (aphasia) in association with severely abnormal electroencephalic (EEG) findings that often result in seizures.

    Resources

    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
    2200 Research Boulevard
    Rockville, MD 20850-3289
    United States
    Tel: (301)296-5700
    Fax: (301)296-8580
    Tel: (800)638-8255
    Email: actioncenter@asha.org
    Internet: http://www.asha.org

    Epilepsy Foundation
    8301 Professional Place
    Landover, MD 20785-7223
    Tel: (866)330-2718
    Fax: (877)687-4878
    Tel: (800)332-1000
    TDD: (800)332-2070
    Email: ContactUs@efa.org
    Internet: http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org

    National Aphasia Association
    350 Seventh Avenue
    Suite 902
    New York, NY 10007
    USA
    Tel: (212)267-2814
    Fax: (212)267-2812
    Tel: (800)922-4622
    Email: responsecenter@aphasia.org
    Internet: http://www.aphasia.org

    NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
    P.O. Box 5801
    Bethesda, MD 20824
    Tel: (301)496-5751
    Fax: (301)402-2186
    Tel: (800)352-9424
    TDD: (301)468-5981
    Internet: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/

    Epilepsy Canada
    2900 John St., Suite 402
    Markham
    Ontario, L3R 5G3
    Canada
    Fax: 9055139461
    Tel: 8777340873
    Internet: http://www.epilepsy.ca

    FOLKS: Friends of Landau Kleffner Syndrome
    3 Stone Buildings (Gnd Floor)
    Lincoln's Inn
    London, WC2A 3XL
    United Kingdom
    Tel: 448708470707
    Fax: 441302752662
    Email: info@friendsoflks.com
    Internet: http://www.friendsoflks.com/Home_Page.htm

    Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
    PO Box 8126
    Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
    Tel: (301)251-4925
    Fax: (301)251-4911
    Tel: (888)205-2311
    TDD: (888)205-3223
    Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/

    Madisons Foundation
    PO Box 241956
    Los Angeles, CA 90024
    Tel: (310)264-0826
    Fax: (310)264-4766
    Email: getinfo@madisonsfoundation.org
    Internet: http://www.madisonsfoundation.org

    For a Complete Report:

    This is an abstract of a report from the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). A copy of the complete report can be downloaded free from the NORD website for registered users. The complete report contains additional information including symptoms, causes, affected population, related disorders, standard and investigational therapies (if available), and references from medical literature. For a full-text version of this topic, go to www.rarediseases.org and click on Rare Disease Database under "Rare Disease Information".

    The information provided in this report is not intended for diagnostic purposes. It is provided for informational purposes only. NORD recommends that affected individuals seek the advice or counsel of their own personal physicians.

    It is possible that the title of this topic is not the name you selected. Please check the Synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and Disorder Subdivision(s) covered by this report

    This disease entry is based upon medical information available through the date at the end of the topic. Since NORD's resources are limited, it is not possible to keep every entry in the Rare Disease Database completely current and accurate. Please check with the agencies listed in the Resources section for the most current information about this disorder.

    For additional information and assistance about rare disorders, please contact the National Organization for Rare Disorders at P.O. Box 1968, Danbury, CT 06813-1968; phone (203) 744-0100; web site www.rarediseases.org or email orphan@rarediseases.org

    Last Updated: 3/15/2012
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    Last Updated: May 28, 2015
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