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Landau Kleffner Syndrome

Landau Kleffner Syndrome

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

Important
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 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
10801 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852
United States
Tel: (800)498-2071
Fax: (301)296-8580
Tel: (800)638-8255
TDD: (301)296-5650
Email: actioncenter@asha.org
Internet: http://www.asha.org

Epilepsy Foundation
8301 Professional Place
Landover, MD 20785
Tel: (301)459-3700
Fax: (301)577-2684
Tel: (800)332-1000
TDD: (800)332-2070
Email: info@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
Email: me20t@nih.gov
Internet: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/

Epilepsy Canada
2255B Queen St E, Suite 336
Toronto
Ontario, M4E 1G3
Canada
Tel: (877) 734-0873
Fax: (905) 764-1231
Tel: 8777340873
Email: epilepsy@epilepsy.ca
Internet: http://www.epilepsy.ca

FOLKS: Friends of Landau Kleffner Syndrome
3 Stone Buildings (Gnd Floor)
Lincoln's Inn
London, Intl WC2A 3XL
United Kingdom
Tel: 44 870 8470707
Fax: 44 130 2752662
Email: info@friendsoflks.com
Internet: http://www.friendsoflks.com/Home_Page.htm

MUMS National Parent-to-Parent Network
150 Custer Court
Green Bay, WI 54301-1243
USA
Tel: (920)336-5333
Fax: (920)339-0995
Tel: (877)336-5333
Email: mums@netnet.net
Internet: http://www.netnet.net/mums/

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:  1/9/2009
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