Myopathological findings in progressive myoclonus epilepsy.

S. Pierobon-Bormioli, C. Angelini, M. Armani, G. F. Testa

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8 patients with progressive myoclonic epilepsy have been studied. Muscle biopsies showed polysaccharide accumulation in branched form, mitochondrial alteration, lipid droplets and lipofucsin bodies. " Muscle Lafora bodies" were present in two cases. A peculiar muscle cytoskeleton appearance has been seen, suggesting an abnormal physico-chemical state of the newly observed filaments that joins Z-bands among them and with the plasma membrane.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)334-337
Number of pages4
JournalActa neuropathologica. Supplementum
Publication statusPublished - 1981

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  • Medicine(all)


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